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22-05-2019, 03:10   #1
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Possible half marathon?

I’m a extreme novice at jogging. I’ve ran about 500kms in total. I want to do a half marathon in September. I haven’t done any races yet as I work every weekend, Would it be possible to train for if and what kind of mileage should I be doing. I try to get out 2/3 times a week. The furthest I’ve ran is 11.5kms in 1hr22m and that was tough. I usually run between 7 and 10kms at a pace of 6,45-7,20m/km
Would there be a good training plan that would prepare me in 7 weeks(I’m away until late June) or should I forget about this one and look for another later in the year?
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22-05-2019, 15:34   #2
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I’m a extreme novice at jogging. I’ve ran about 500kms in total. I want to do a half marathon in September. I haven’t done any races yet as I work every weekend, Would it be possible to train for if and what kind of mileage should I be doing. I try to get out 2/3 times a week. The furthest I’ve ran is 11.5kms in 1hr22m and that was tough. I usually run between 7 and 10kms at a pace of 6,45-7,20m/km
Would there be a good training plan that would prepare me in 7 weeks(I’m away until late June) or should I forget about this one and look for another later in the year?
Thanks!
plenty of plans here, all levels all distances
https://www.halhigdon.com/training/

1/2 are generally 12 weeks.
Any reason you wouldn't do a few parkruns/5k races first, see how you go?
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I’m a extreme novice at jogging. I’ve ran about 500kms in total. I want to do a half marathon in September. I haven’t done any races yet as I work every weekend, Would it be possible to train for if and what kind of mileage should I be doing. I try to get out 2/3 times a week. The furthest I’ve ran is 11.5kms in 1hr22m and that was tough. I usually run between 7 and 10kms at a pace of 6,45-7,20m/km
Would there be a good training plan that would prepare me in 7 weeks(I’m away until late June) or should I forget about this one and look for another later in the year?
Thanks!
Its possible but honestly i think you would be better off training for and running some 5k's and 10k races first and do a half next year. or later in the year

Some novice runners sign up too quick for a half or marathon when they aren't ready and have a bad experience and it puts them off running all together
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Its possible but honestly i think you would be better off training for and running some 5k's and 10k races first and do a half next year. or later in the year

Some novice runners sign up too quick for a half or marathon when they aren't ready and have a bad experience and it puts them off running all together
+1 to this. In all honesty running 2/3 times per week leading into a 7 week prep for a HM is not a smart idea. It would probably end in tears.
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Thank you all for the input. Will focus on getting some experience in 10ks first.
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Thank you all for the input. Will focus on getting some experience in 10ks first.
Fair play for taking advice on board and adjusting.

Most people learn the hard way.
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