8 Week Half Marathon Plan

Below is the plan I’m using for my 2 half-marathons planned this year.

Week 1:

  • Mon - 5km easy run ✅
  • Tue - 25km endurance cycle ✅
  • Wed - 7.5km tempo run ✅
  • Thu - 17.5km threshold cycle ✅
  • Fri - 5km easy run ✅
  • Sat - 34km climb cycle ✅
  • Sun - 10km long run ✅

Week 2:

  • Mon - 5km interval run ✅
  • Tue - 25km endurance cycle ✅
  • Wed - 7.5km endurance ✅
  • Thu - 17.5km endurance cycle ✅
  • Fri - 5km easy run ✅
  • Sun - 10km long run ✅

Week 3:

  • Mon - 6.5km tempo run ✅
  • Tue - 25km endurance cycle ✅
  • Wed - 7.5km easy run ✅
  • Thu - 17.5km threshold cycle ✅
  • Fri - 6.5km easy run ✅
  • Sat - 12.5km long run ✅

Week 4:

  • Mon - 6km progression run ✅
  • Tue - 25km endurance cycle
  • Wed - 10km tempo run
  • Fri - 8km easy run
  • Sat - 15km long run

Week 5:

  • Mon - 6.5km easy run
  • Wed - 7.5km tempo
  • Fri - 6.5km easy run
  • Sat - 19km long run

Week 6:

  • Mon - 8km easy run
  • Wed - 10km tempo
  • Fri - 6.5km easy run
  • Sat - 16km long run

Week 7:

  • Mon - 8km easy run
  • Wed - 6.5km tempo
  • Fri - 6.5km easy run
  • Sat - 12.5km long run

Week 8:

  • Mon - 10km easy run
  • Wed - 6.5km tempo
  • Fri - 5km easy run
  • Sat - Race!

About the author

For the past two decades, Scott McCulloch has worked with a variety of distributed computing technologies. He is currently focused on cloud-native applications.