I've been googling a bit to try and get an answer to this, but wondered if someone can point me in the right direction. I did a HM in March, then did very little running for the two months following and almost stopped completely. Currently working towards another HM in October (with the group here 😍), but my training plan kind of started from the beginning again due to my lazy couple of months so it's very similar to what I tried last time.
So what I'm thinking is that if I have my next HM already planned before I run in October, then I keep going afterwards. But I've no real idea what that plan would look like. If I go for the one I'm thinking of next it's end of Jan, so I would have about 15 weeks between the two. Do I keep my long runs the same length for that period? Do I cut them down, then build them back up? I'd probably do a 10k race or two between them, but apart from that I've no ideas!
I did my first HM in 2 hr 17 mins and think I'm hoping to do the second at a similar pace - both fairly flat although a lot of the training I do is hilly. So when I'm looking at a plan to go a bit faster, I don't want to do something crazy, but maybe try and improve by a couple of minutes? I'm not sure what's realistic to aim for there either!
This is all just planning for the future, but I like planning 😊