I picked up the L2 Half plan after completing London Marathon ‘22 to keep me focused & have something to train with across winter.
So far the plan has provided a lot of variety in the runs which keeps things fresh & better than some other plans that are just about putting miles in the legs.
Hoping to set some PB’s in early ‘23!
Great plan. It took me from a 2 hour half to a 1:45 PB in just 12 weeks. I couldn't be happier, even with the sore legs.
I was considering plans from other sources but after today's results I'm going to stick with what works. L3 here I come!
Excellent training plan! I used this to train for my latest half (Big Half 2022), and it was brilliant. Plan is nice and easy to follow and doesn't make anything too difficult. My previous PB was 1:58:36, I managed to knock it down to 1:46:08 after using this plan to train. I'd definitely recommend, and I'll be purchasing the next level in preparation for my next!
this is a great plan, I bought it 10 weeks out from the half marathon. The plan was great to understand, the sessions worked nicely towards my goal and I've managed to PB twice in the half marathon since going through it.
I'm unsure on how to progress now but will look into trying to beat my 5k time with one of your plans.
ps. Week 6 Session 1 (km) still has a mile listed as distance.
I have just completed this 12 week program for my 2nd Half Marathon. My first one I had trained for, but no where near enough, and i struggled around 17km and with knee pain after the run. I wanted a structured plan where I was told what to run each week so decided to sign up. This plan went above my expectations, it's so easy to follow and I highly enjoyed knowing exactly what my interval/race pace and easy runs should be.
Thank you so much Ben! I followed the plan for a sub 2 and trained for the 1.55 time and managed a 1.49 PB yesterday, feeling so strong, and smashing my previous time by 17 minutes!! Won't be the last plan of yours I follow.
Estoy comenzando mi plan y me encanta! Lo súper recomiendo y estoy seguro que me ayudará a seguir mejorando.
I've just purchased another plan from this website, for a marathon. I've found this first plan invaluable as I really appreciate not having to plan my running, just focusing on getting it done. Good variety, lots of info on pace etc, pushes me hard. I haven't actually done the half yet but I've done half the training and it's getting done, which is the bit I care about.
Got a new PR following this plan! Highly recommend.
This is the second plan I follow, from Ben. It won't be the last. I followed this plan for a 2h half marathon. The plan is complete, and the pace chart helped me understand and train in the correct zones from the beginning. I like that the runs are organized along the week, which saved me the trouble to plan my week by myself, yet was flexible enough so I could alter it when necessary. When I was at the end of the plan, I was confident on my training, and was able to do a Time Trial of 1h59h50s. No races for the moment, but that can't stop the run, right? The main thing is the journey, and Ben's plan was a very helpful guide along the way. 5 starts, recommended!