Hi. I graduated in March, and got to 10k in June and 13k a month ago (mid July). I struggled thereafter with the hot weather, lack of motivation and being on holiday so have only run about 37k in the last month.
I would really like to build myself up for a half marathon and there is one in early November about 40 miles away and another in my local town in December.
I've looked at training programmes and a lot of them call for 4 days of running a week.
I don't know if I can do back-to-back runs. I really need my rest day, and when I've tried running the next day I've only managed about 3km.
Any suggestions on how to achieve this. I understand that the 2nd running day needs to be a slow pace run and I tried that, but it wasn't good. I was just so sore. My comfortable usual running pace is about 6-6.15km/h. How much slower do I need to go?
Any other wisdom or advise from other half-marathon runners?