Originally Posted by MonkstownHoop
10k 21st July
10M 24th August
Half 21st September
I'll be using the Advanced, looking to better my 3.12 pb
Hey - Here is the plan based on 3:10. I put in the training paces and Race series dates.
- Don't see an issue with it. You will have 5x1,000m intervals the following Tuesday which should be ok, just err on the side of caution if legs are toasted from the 10k.
- Same weekend as your 15M LR. LRs are precious in the plan. If doing the 10m on the Saturday then I'd suggest dropping the pace of your LR the next day to the lower end of easy (8:45)
- This is the dilemma. You have your 2nd 16m LR on that weekend. Are you willing to give it up for the half marathon? Will you be aiming to race the HM? Personally, I'd drop it if its your first time using the Hansons plan. You will certainly have the cumulative fatigue in your legs already from a 9m tempo (MP) run (13m total) 2 days prior to the Race Series Half and you will risk dropping the 16m LR.
This is actually a key week as you have 3 sessions, 3x 2mile strength, 9m tempo and 16m LR all in a 62m week.
To race the HM you would likely have to drop the 9m Tempo and the 16m LR or do some careful workarounds. Then you have to consider the 2x3m strength session the following Tuesday. Its not far off doing 2x 5k at your HM pace 3 days after doing the HM itself. You risk giving up 3 key workouts for the half marathon
. Hence the dilemma....