Hi-- I am currently studying abroad in Europe, and I have no way of exercise here besides running. I really want to train for a half marathon while I am here (I completed two last year), but will only be able to run Monday-Wednesday, with a possibility of a Thursday or Sunday, as I am traveling to other countries every weekend.
Is it possible to have a training schedule where I run 3 days a week consecutively then take 3 consecutive days off? It is possible, but you have to be a good planner. First of all the first and third run of the week have to really count. When you run three days in a row, make sure you go easy on that second day.
I suggest a workout where you mix in some speed on Monday. Tuesday should be an easy run. Wednesday is your longer run day. Don't be afraid to pick up the pace on your longer run towards the end if you are feeling good to. You'll have plenty of recovery time so make that last run really count.
Happy Trails - Coach Tief