To help me along the way I am going to follow Hal Higdon's 12 week novice training plan. I like it because it gives me an ample amount of time to build up to the dauntingly high mileage. I will run a 5k race halfway through at 6 weeks and possibly a 10k race at 9 weeks.
Here's what my first week looks like. Posting my weekly schedule here will help hold me accountable!
Here are the links to the strength and cross training exercises.
The Ohio humidity is awful in the summer and I'm not trying to pass out running in feels like temps of 90 degrees. For now I plan to try and run in the evenings. Once I hit longer sets and pick up miles I'll do my long runs in the mornings.
What tips do you have for half-marathon training?
Any advice for incorporating hills?