Thursday, January 08, 2009

Seeking half marathon training advise

My time has come to start training for my half marathon! I have 14 weeks til April 18 and have not been running since November, so I'm hoping I'm not too out of shape to begin the traning plan I'm thinking to follow. This is my first time training for a half marathon, and even though I have done my research on training plans I thought I would stop by and ask the marathon mommies on any advise or recomdations for a training plan. Any favorites? and is anyone running the Salt Lake City half marathon?

Thanks!

7 comments:

Jamie said...

I really like to use the Smartcoach from the Runnersworld website. I like how you can personalize it to where you are right now as far as distance, speed, etc.
Good luck!

Sher said...

I'm running the St. George half marathon next week!! Yikes!!
I was going to say go to Runnerworld.com, but Jamie already said it. I love that site!

Frannie said...

I agree with Jamie and Sher. I did the Hal Higdon half marathon training program last year (with only 13 weeks from start of training until the race) but liked the Smartcoach from Runners World way better for my full marathon.

Good luck!

Ang said...

My sister in law is running the half. She is training in Idaho.

Kelly(M&M) said...

You know, I have found that all of the training programs work, you just pick the one that fits the number of days you want to train. I have been happy with Hal Higdon, but I have suggested the runner's world to many people, and I love that it suggests paces based on YOUR race times. Good luck and let us know!

M&M said...

go to runningformichael.com to find a group that is running the SL marathon - Erin Bailey is a marathon mommy - see more info on the site.

Chellae said...

My sisters and I are running the SLC half. I'm training in New York and they in Utah. The SLC marathon homepage has a great expert training program that allows you do all kinds of tracking, planning, etc. It's set up have you start training Jan. 26 to prepare for the April 18 race.