- Two weekends out from the half, do your longest marathon-training run to date. Keep your weekday mileage the same that week.
- One weekend out from the half, run 10-12 kilometres to taper.
- Race week you will run six kilometres on Tuesday at goal marathon race pace. You can include a warmup and cooldown period, too, but keep total mileage to ten kilometres. Run five kilometres easy on Thursday, with a short warmup and cooldown for no more than 6-8 kilometres. Don’t do anything else until race day.
- Race Day: Half marathon at goal marathon race pace.
- After the race, assess how you feel to determine your mileage for the upcoming week. Give yourself recovery time as needed. It’s okay to keep these weekday runs short and easy. Doing two short, easy-paced runs during the week of 5-8 kilometres is adequate the week after the half.
- The weekend after your race, run 10-12K at an easy pace as a longer run. Then, the following weekend you should be ready to resume your normal marathon training.