So about 5 weeks ago, I rather impulsively signed up for a 1/2 marathon on 1/20. At that time I was only running two or three times a week, 2-4 miles at a time. So with the help of the training schedule creator thing on the Runner's World website, I cobbled together a schedule which I have for the most part been sticking to (the exception being when I pulled a hammy and then got sick a couple weeks ago and took a few days off).
My plan is rather aggressive in that I am increasing mileage quickly. Other than one tempo run per week, I am just focusing on increasing mileage (no speedwork). I cut back on the cycling, and am now up to 4 runs and around 18 miles per week. My long run yesterday (and longest to date) was 8.5 miles.
So now I have five weeks left, and I was hoping some more experienced runners might be able to help me figure out how to approach these last few weeks.
My plan looks something like this: 10mi next Sunday, then 11, then 12, then 7 the Sunday before the race. 3-4 easy miles on Tuesdays. I also run on Thursdays, tempo runs of increasing length, from 4 miles this week up to 7 miles (including warm & cool) a week and a half before the race. Then 2-3 easy miles on Saturdays. The last week is just a couple of easy 4-5mi runs with nothing for two days prior to the race.
Any & all comments and suggestions are welcome..... thanks!!!!!