As I recover from my first 50K ultra marathon (race recap to come!), I find myself itching to put together my next training plan. I’m running the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon on 4/14/19.
I’m not pushing for a very fast half marathon per se (I currently have no PR dreams), but I do want to see where I am fitness wise. I found an eight-week intermediate plan online that looks doable.
That means I can still recover nicely from my 50K and start this training plan mid-February. I also really like this plan because it provides a really easy key in terms of running effort.
RPE 1: Very Easy—a pleasant effort you feel you could keep up almost indefinitely.
RPE 2: Comfortable—you’re not holding yourself back but you can still easily carry on a conversation.
RPE 3: Comfortably Hard—the highest intensity at which you can speak comfortably.
RPE 4: Hard—after a few minutes at this intensity, your breathing is labored.
RPE 5: Very Hard—an effort that you can sustain for a couple of minutes at most
And if this plan doesn’t tickle your fancy, the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon website also offers free training plans! Check them out here.
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