1/2 marathon – Tempo build – 3 week – Low Volume


A no-non-sense taper for the half marathon that may not be your “A-race” but you still want to be moderately recovered for and have a little bit of snap in the legs for.

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You have built a strong aerobic base, and now it is time to build your running functional threshold pace. This Tempo Build plan is designed to test your body physically. Don’t let “low volume” make you think “low intensity.” With two threshold workouts in one week, it is likely that you will test your body beyond anything you have done previously.


Weeks: 3

Average Weekly volume: 4.5hrs

Longest Workout: How long will it take you to finish a half? This is one of the only instances in our training where we have workouts based on time. We do this because it is important for you to get a great understanding of how your body will respond during your race, test your nutrition and prepare mentally for the vigors of running 13.1 miles.

Average workout length: 1hr 20min

Sports: run

Before using this training plan, it is important to have a sufficient base of aerobic training completed. Not doing so could possibly result in injury or overtraining.

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