Sunday 8th December 2019
Find detail on the race here: https://www.resultsbase.net/event/4732
My Goal: Sub 2 Hour Time!
I had a nice long chat with my Keto Running PT this week, and he proudly said he had managed to get every person he has ever trained down to less than a 10-minute mile.
Regardless of age, shape, size or experience!
Just to put this in perspective, I have never ever run a sun 10-minute mile.
I’m 42 years old, working hard to regain my fitness, having done sod all exercise in the past 6 months.
He’d like me to work towards a sub-2hour finish time!
I laughed! A lot!
But where there is a will there is a way.
So why not at least try?
Complete or Compete Half Marathon By Jon Ackland
So, I bought this book whilst living in New Zealand over 10 years ago. At the time it was “the book” to reference for half marathon training.
One of the reasons I’ve dug it out now is that it focuses on time training and not training to distance. An approach that my Keto PT instructor also adopts.
As you can see by the pages, I’ve made many a note in this over the years and I’ve even listed the date of the Auckland Half Marathon that I was training for.
(Which I did do, in about 2:30 back in the day, in life before kids!)
It, like many half marathon training schedules, work on a 14 weeks training plan. I tried to find a link to it on Amazon, but it does not look like it’s published anymore.
The ISBN #:1-86941-847-6, but if you follow this link, he has released another Half Marathon 14 Week Training Program (most likely the newer version of this).
Between now and Week 1 Training
Focus on Keto diet and fat adaption and improve general running and health to maintain a60-minute run without stopping (5 miles).
Running 3 times a week, with yoga and an odd swim. Start mountain biking.
Maintain Keto diet and fat adaption whilst improving general running and health. to maintain a 60-minute run without stopping (6 miles).
Running 3 times a week, with yoga and an odd swim. Including mountain biking, do at least 1 to 2 laps of the MK Millennium Path around MK.
School Holidays, everything is going to go crazy with time free to train due to children being off school. Most running will be on weekends.
Aim to maintain a 60 minute (6 miles) run at weekends and do HIIT workouts and Yoga at home whilst kids are with me to build muscle strength at least.
14 Week Countdown + 2 Buffer Break Weeks!
Here is my 14 weeks training plan, which also accommodates a week’s holiday away with my girls at the end of September. Dates shown are week commencing on a Monday.
As I complete the runs and training, I will embed my Strava logs into the weeks below.
I’ve used a lot of the theory from the Job Ackland book but built my own training plan as follows.