coming up to first half marathon

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Deisecelt
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 Hi folks, Im doin my first half on dec 10 in Waterford. I did 12 miles there this morning in 1 hr 40 mins and i am just wondering how i would go about speeding up that time a bit in the next three weeks?

julie powell (not verified)

looking for advice on good training for building up speed and distance.
I like to run but have no idea how to train for the like of a 10 k run.Would have the ten dance to over train then burn out to do nothing at all

EoinOB
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Hi Deisecelt, in three weeks you won't improve a lot really. Just keep the training up and taper for the final week.

EoinOB
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Hi Julie, First thing I would say is to try and find a running club in your area. There's a list on the Athletics Ireland website. They will be able to help you train for different races/distances and you will most likely find others doing the same training for the same event.
Don't run more than 3-4 times a week and only do one of those runs "fast". The rest should be done at a conversational pace to build your endurance, fitness etc. The fast run (speed work) could be interval training, a tempo run or a fartlek session. A quick look on the likes on Runners World can give you more info on any of these.

Deisecelt
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Cheers Eoin, will keep goin as is so. Julie if i were u id apply for a ten k race and work towards it. Theres loads of ten k training plans online. I just ran a little further each week and got there in the end.

julie powell (not verified)

thanks for all the advice much appreciated

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