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Among elite runners, the mileage loads and base training doesn't differ that much between the 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances (q.v. Marty Liquori's Real Running). That being said, in the case of a beginner runner I would use the following rule of thumb. If you cannot comfortably complete the distance at tempo pace, then you probably should not attempt ...


I find it hard to define a regimented schedule that you can follow for that span of time. The main advice you can follow for any distance is that you have to listen to your body as you go. Good nutrition and hydration must also be maintained. And at each level you also want to keep your training interesting so that you stick with it. 5k 12 weeks gives you ...

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