FIRST Half Marathon Training Plan

Time to get real. There’s about 10 or so weeks left until I am on the start line for a Half Marathon again. I in fact, have three lined up for the Spring. All topped off with a triathlon. Excited much?!

I put it out there to the world that I was looking for a training plan and this what was shared with me. The FIRST Half Marathon plan.

What caught my eye about it was that you run just three times per week which would leave me time to do all the other things I love, and need to do in a week.

I spent a little time doing all the calculations for the paces I would need to run for my Speed, Tempo and Long Runs. Sh*t. They’re pretty fast. But I’m excited to see what comes out of this. I’ve been proud of my HM results previously and that’s been without training.

I’ll be sharing all my training milestones here on ‘keep it simpElle’ so keep an eye out to hear how my training is going! Officially I start my training on Monday 15th December. This Monday. Yup.

What are your big goals for 2015? Do you have training plans in place?! 




  1. Matilda Iglesias
    December 19, 2014 / 06:49

    I've started a new training plan, thanks to asics (even though I don't run in asics anymore). It has me running a lot more km, but it's totally doable. Good luck with the new plan. Ps, this is my fav site for conversions http://www.bane.info

    • Elle Linton
      December 19, 2014 / 22:07

      Thanks for the site rec Matilda! Have added to my bookmarks! Always useful! I'm not "loving" running at the moment…need to get into the swing of it! So at least till then I can do other stuff and hopefully reduce the risk of injury at the same time! Can't wait to follow your journey for 2015!

  2. Hayley
    December 13, 2014 / 11:07

    Ooh which half marathon you doing??

    • Elle Linton
      December 13, 2014 / 16:33

      I'm doing 3! Brighton, North London and Hackney! 🙂

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