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The 10-Week Half-Marathon Training Plan for Intermediate to Advanced Runners

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Run your best half-marathon in 10 weeks with this plan for intermediate to advanced runners.
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If you can run at least five miles, have mastered the 10K, or want to race faster, try this plan. "The biggest no-no that regular runners make is staying at the same pace run after run, in what I call the mushy middle," says Troy Jacobson, official coach of Iron Girl and Ironman, who mapped out this antidote. Run for the time listed each day, speeding up to a higher-intensity zone for the minutes indicated in parentheses, and you'll make it to the finish in record time.

Must-Do Moves for Runners

Strengthen your lower body and get faster with these exercises.

Nutrition for Runners

Carbs are crucial to keep you energized. Fuel up without overdoing it with these meal plans and recipes.

Get a Running Buddy

"I ran the MORE/FITNESS half in 2010, but this time I'm doing it to raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp," says FITNESS sales account director Susan Sagan Levitan.


Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2011.


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sarahmonleyfitn wrote:

I am using the Intermediate/Advanced Plan on page 82 of the Feb 2011 magazine. When Jacobson suggests a faster time in parentheses (e.g. "run 1:30 Z2 (15 to 20 min at race pace)") do we add the extra 15-20 minutes to the 1:30 or is it included in that time?

2/17/2011 07:40:05 AM Report Abuse

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