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VIDEO-Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2004


Covered Bridges 18-week training program

Covered Bridges 18-week training program   by Maribel Sanchez Souther * Former Dartmouth Women's Cross Country and Track Coach   THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS FOR SOMEWHAT EXPERIENCED RUNNERS:    Individuals who have left their novice roots behind and want to improve their performances.  You should be capable of running 30-60 minutes a day, 5-7 days a week, have competed in at least a couple 5k and 10K races, if not a half marathon, and at least be willing to consider the possibility that some speed work might help you improve.  If that sounds like too much training, and this is your first half marathon, you might be more comfortable making the following adjustments to the program:    eliminate all tempos  pace work track workouts  simply focus on easy, comfortable running and building an aerobic base.  Make it a goal to run at least 4 days a week and build your long run up to 10 miles.    If you are looking for a more advanced program, or would like to modify the program, pl