Stroud Half Marathon training

It is 12 weeks to Stroud Half - traditionally time to dust off the training schedules and start to build the mileage gradually to peak on the 21st Oct and enjoy a great race. Here is a sensible schedule for those relatively new to Half Marathons or perhaps running their first Half this year. This should be treated as a structure to build your training around, not a rigid plan - the key elements are a long, slow distance run once a week (usually at the weekend), a mixture of hills, speedwork, fartlek and tempo runs twice a week (our usual Tue and Thurs sessions will take care of those) and a fourth session of cross training (swim, cycle, walk, gym or even a Parkrun) to provide variety and interest. This leaves three very important rest days for recovery. Any questions please ask me, your group leader or coach. Good luck and have fun!