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10k to half marathon advice

Hi, I’m contemplating (hesitantly) the idea of pushing on to try a half marathon. Can anyone advise of any program/app to follow? I achieved the 10k following ju-ju’s plan which was brill, so any help along those lines, greatly appreciated

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It sure of any apps per se. I just followed the concept of pushing the weekly long run a bit further every week. Though I did 12 then 15 got bored and stopped and then 2 months later did the HM lol. Everyone is different.

This looks to be a nice flexible one for beginners medibank.com.au/livebetter/... I am following there marathon plan at the moment as the running to distance works better for me as many are time based.

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Just looked at this, its quite full on with all the extras on non running days for a beginner.... like every plan it can of course be tweaked!!

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I joined a running club to help me with my training. Three years on and I am still running with them.

It is much easier if you have people to run with on the longer runs, They are not that expensive my membership is £25 a year and there are even some free ones about,

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I’m doing a half in October and am following a bit of an amalgamation of various training plans that I’ve seen online. I’ve adapted them to suit me. That said, I’m 10 weeks out and on holiday. I’m managing some runs (very hilly) and a bit of yoga but the plan has gone out of the window a bit 😂 I have found adding 10% a week to be about right but once I got to 15K I’ve decided to do a very long run (15K plus) every other week but no less than 10K as my long run. It takes me so long to run it I can’t always give that much time every week. Hopefully I’ll get there. My aim is to run 18K at least once before race day and hope the event will get me through the last bit! Good luck- what have you got to lose by seeing how you go?

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Im doing the manchester half in october, using this for my training, runnersworld.co.uk/training... 😀

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This worked for me and was recommended on the forum. Enjoy & good luck!

halhigdon.com/training/5113...

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A few more 10Ks tucked away... and then.. I looked at loads of plans, but ended up making my own.. tailored to me, and fitting in with my steady pace.. :)

Then...half way through...the IC beckoned, ( not running related)... so it remains to be finished:)

Some links here which may be useful for you.. :)

runnersworld.com/training/a...

Also I popped across and joined the Marathon and Half Marathon forum... the advice and help there is superb :)

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I use My ASICS RUN. You put in the date of your event I.e. I have a Half marathon in October. It asks you a few questions about what you can currently do then designs a programme for you. You can adapt the programme to more or fewer runs. You then tick off the runs you do up to the BIG day.

There are various apps out there so take a look around and try them out to see which is the best fit. I use different apps for different things - Strava to record most of my runs, the My ASICS for training for and event and Map my Walk for interesting runs where I want to see the route (and dog walks).

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If the 10k plan work for you, then I would continue in the same vein, unless you want a more structured plan. I would say carry on with an interval session, a 5k, perhaps add in an extra 5 or 10k and then an increasing long run adding on around 1 mile a week or a tad less which should get you there in around 8 weeks allowing a recovery week too.

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thanks everyone for all your advice and encouragement - thats why I love this forum!

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