Half-Marathon Walk/Run: Week 4

This week you'll add another day of walking/running to your training schedule.

By Alyssa Shaffer
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Plan developed by Mindy Solkin, owner and head coach of The Running Center in New York City.

You're stepping things up a bit and adding a third day of walking/running to the program. "Now that you've started to build a base, you need to add a few more miles to your weekly program," explains Solkin. Keep the walk/run intervals at about a 2 to 1 ratio (4 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running), and aim to maintain an even pace through each interval.

Your Workout

Walk: 4 minutes (50% intensity, or about a 17:00/mile pace)

Run: 2 minutes (60% intensity, or about a 12:30/mile pace)

Repeat 5 times.

Total time: 30 minutes

Total distance: About 2 miles (about .8 miles running)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Monday Off
Tuesday Walk/Run 30 minutes
Wednesday Off
Thursday Walk/Run 30 minutes
Friday Off
Saturday Walk/Run 30 minutes
Sunday Off

Total weekly distance: About 5.7 miles

NEXT: WEEK 5

PREVIOUS: WEEK 3

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First Published Wed, 1969-12-31 20:33

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