When you’re looking to step up your racing distance from a 10K to a half-marathon, the main priority is increasing your endurance—extending your ability to maintain your current pace past 7 miles. It may seem counterintuitive, but you gain speed through endurance.
Let’s say, for example, you can currently run an 8:00 min/mile for a 10K. If you can extend that pace out to 10 miles, when you go back and run a 10K, you’ll be clocking faster times. The effort seems easier, so you can ramp up the speed.
This 10-week program is focused on just that—building your endurance and extending your current speed for a longer distance. Of course you can’t expect to reflect your 10K pace in a half-marathon in just 10 weeks, but you can absolutely make great strides that’ll benefit both races. First, you’ll acclimate your body to … Read the rest