In order to run a successful Half - Marathon its very important to stick to a smart running plan that will work for your body. This training guideline I made and followed for the 2009 Pittsburgh Marathon. It worked very well for me and it should for you too. Click Here to view my guide
Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday, these days you will run 4 miles at your 5k pace and near the end strive for a one minute sprint to finish off your run.
Monday, This is your distance day. Run so that you can talk to yourself or a friend “if you cant talk without panting for air your going to fast”. This day will be the hardest on your body so I’d try to keep it to one day a week. If you feel you can make a 4 mile pace day into a distance day without risking injury go for it! Mondays you’ll be burning alot of calories since you’ll be running for long periods of time, so eat up!
Make sure you have at least 72 hours of sleep before the marathon so your joints and muscles can repair before your big day. Nothings worse than pain in the first few miles of something you’ve been training for so hard!