Walking Group Training Plan – Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Weeks To GoDatesMondayWednesdayThursdaySaturday
169/28-10/46 miles
1510/5-10/113337 miles
1410/12-10/183338 miles
1310/19-10/253337 miles
1210/26-11/13348 miles
1111/2-11/83449 miles
1011/9-11/154448 miles
911/16-11/224449 miles
811/23-11/2944410 miles
711/30-12/64449 miles
612/7-12/1344411 miles
512/14-12/204447 miles
412/21-12/2744413 miles
312/28-1/34446 miles
21/4-1/104334 miles
11/11-1/17333Race Day!


**Wednesday** Speed Work Day – pick up your pace – walk as fast as you can, do intervals, as easy as light pole to light pole or pick out any focal point then walk as fast as you can until you get to that focal point, then walk a normal pace until the next focal point where you pick it up again and walk as fast as you can. Alternating this for the 3 or 4 miles that we have on Wednesdays. Always warm up at your usual comfortable pace (don’t dive into fast first), then end with your usual comfortable pace. I call these ‘Light Pole Pick-ups’ we can practice these and also do other speed drills as well. Wednesdays give you plenty of time to recover from the long distance of Saturday and give you plenty of time to recover from Speed Work before the next Saturday.

*Saturday is mileage building day – long slower distance walk

*You may vary the days of the week to fit your schedule but generally speaking you should have at least two days of rest each week.