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  • Writer's pictureLibby Jones,

Half-Full Training Plan

The Coach

Tim Harlow is an RRCA-Certified running coach whose coaching experience is with Team in Training with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He coaches the virtual team (now called Flex) for Team in Training, which includes runners from all over the United States who receive all of their scheduling and coaching online. Tim is currently coaching 40 runners for the Savannah RnR Marathon as well as large teams for the Honolulu and Walt Disney World Marathons. The Walt Disney World Marathon includes the "Goofy Challenge" which is structured just like the plan here, where participants run the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. Tim himself is currently training for his 7th marathon in December at the Dallas White Rock Marathon.

Tim will be accepting new clients in January if you are looking for a run coach to help you achieve your goals.

Tim wants people to feel free to contact him with questions about this plan.

Intro to the Plan

The goal for this event is not so much time or speed goal specific, but more as a test of endurance. Proper adherence to rest days is important.

This is a 12 week program, beginning on Monday, October 10. At the start of the program, the participant should be consistently running 30 or miles weekly and comfortably finishing a long run between 12 and 15 miles.

I have included an optional training run for the White Rock Marathon (half and full options) on Sunday, December 4:

  1. Option 1 allows you to run 7 miles easy on Saturday and then run the full marathon on Sunday

  2. Option 2 allows you to run 20 miles easy on Saturday and then run the half marathon on Sunday

  3. A third option is included for those not wishing to participate in the White Rock event

Taper will begin on Monday, December 12. All runs should be attempted at 65%-75% Max Effort

The Plan

Words of Caution

You accept this training plan at your own risk. You understand that any fitness plan should not be undertaken without the guidance and supervision of your doctor. These plans are provided as a tool for general guidance.

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