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  • Paces for half marathon plan vs marathon plan

    Posted by Sean Brown on February 6, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Question, I’ve followed the Hanson’s plan for many marathons in the past and had great success. Coming back from surgery and am tackling a Half before I return to the full, so I bought the Half Marathon method book, but I’ve confused about the pace table, compared to what I had seen for the full.

    Let’s say I want to run the half in 1:45, which would be an 8:01 min/mile pace. The pace table for 1:45 shows 8:23 for tempo runs (22 seconds slower than I expected) and the strength pace as 8:13, slower than race pace? Makes me question the rest of the paces in that row as well.

    Should I jump down to the row that shows 8:01 as the tempo pace (the row for 1:41 Half Goal) and use those paces for my workouts?

    Destin Goins replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Luke Humphrey

    February 6, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t have a copy in front of me, can you give me a table number for reference?

  • Sean Brown

    February 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm
  • Luke Humphrey

    February 8, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    That’s just a general pace table. Each section will have specific pace tables.

  • Destin Goins

    February 20, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I’m super late to the party here (sorry) and hopefully you have your answer by now. But, just in case:

    I had the same question. Short answer: I just use the pace calculator here on the app (bottom right button, HMM pace calculator) and follow the half marathon paces prescribed there.

    Long answer: that table shows tempo pace for a full marathon, which will be slower than half marathon tempo pace, which will NOT bring you to finish sub 1:45. 8:01/mile is the correct tempo pace if you’re training for a 1:45 half.

    Hope this help and sorry for the delay

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