Training for a half marathon is hard! I signed up for the Oxford half marathon in May. Thinking October was far away and I will have plenty of time to train, well I have less than a month to go and have only run twice in the last 3 months! So doing some quick research on Google, looking for some training programmes, here are a few of the best I found:
One of the first hits, very versatile but you need a minimum time to event which means it’s not too useful for me right now!
This site has some great plans it isn’t as personalized as the Asics but, has plenty of literature for every level of runner to improve. The articles on avoiding injury I found especially useful.
If you are new to running then there are many “couch to 5k” programmes to get you started.
If you are also thinking about doing some running for charity or just to get fitter then I suggest you take a look at: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/ . I find I have far more motivation now to train for my event than if I just went running to stay fit and healthy. If you are really keen then definitely look into joining a running club!