Whether you want to run in progressively longer races over time (training for the half marathon event could be a useful milestone in the build-up to the ultimate goal: the Virgin Money London Marathon!), or you simply want to run the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, it is very important that you have a training plan.
If you have a plan compiled by a running coach:
- You are less likely to get injured
- You will be more motivated
- You will maximise your performance.
We’ve put together these 12-week training plans – for beginners and improvers – to help you get started.
If you can run 10km (six miles) and are keen to race a longer distance, this beginner’s schedule is for you. The long runs in this 12-week schedule will improve your endurance while the faster fartlek and interval sessions will build your speed endurance.
If you regularly run more than 10km (six miles) in training or racing, and you now want to have a go at the half-marathon distance, the improver’s schedule is for you.
You can also download official beginner and intermediate training guides here.