Training Plans for Half Marathon

A human resources and sustainability executive by profession, Thomas Ezrin currently serves as senior vice president for Flextronics in San Jose, California. In his free time, Thomas Ezrin stands out as an accomplished runner and has completed such races as the 2013 Lake Mercedes Half Marathon.

When preparing to run a half marathon for the first time, a runner should begin by building up the stamina needed for a 13.1-mile race. Experts suggest that this preparation entails a regular running schedule of 10 to 15 miles each week. Runners and trainers alike have developed and published a variety of sample training schedules, but most involve three to five running days per week for 12 to 20 weeks before race day.

Training plans typically involve runs for speed and tempo. Speed and tempo runs work in collaboration, as speed training helps the runner achieve distance in less time, and tempo runs help the person to maintain that speed. A runner’s speed work sessions should vary in distance; experts suggest 400-, 800-, and 1,600-meter repetitions. Runners should also work on increasing speed in both tempo and long-distance runs, so they will be confident in being up for the challenge of the race.

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The Corporate Benefits Summit

When Flextronics Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Sustainability Officer Thomas Ezrin speaks at industry events, he contributes a diverse array of experience, including in executive compensation, global equity strategy, and organizational design. In 2011, Thomas Ezrin spoke at the Corporate Benefits Summit in Hollywood, Florida, where he examined the elements of productive employee benefits programs.

Gathering senior executives and benefits solutions providers, the Corporate Benefits Summit serves as a collaborative forum that takes place in a five-star venue that promotes innovative discussions about the latest technology and ways to implement benefits solutions. An invitation-only event, the Corporate Benefits Summit represents a partnership with elite companies with distinctive expertise. Senior corporate benefits executives from these organizations possess benefits experience with the largest corporations in the country.

Companies in partnership with the summit offer leading-edge solutions for businesses that want to stay ahead of the benefits curve. Companies occupy places in product and service categories, with the number of participants limited to achieve a balanced representation. Top companies to be represented by executives in the 2015 summit include Warner Music Group, PetSmart, Inc., and Best Buy Co., Inc.