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20 week Beginner level Half Marathon lead-in. Coach Access. Free E-Book. Reusable Plan.


The Distance Coaching - coach since 1998

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20 Weeks

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The Distance




The Distance So, you want to run a strong Half Marathon? Not sure how to train for it? This program is for you.

This program assumes that you already run regularly - you have already done some 10km events and at least one half marathon, and can currently manage training runs of up to 10km.



A coach since 1998 and a passion for anatomy and the physiology of exercise, our head coach is an accomplished age group Marathon and Cross Country runner, Iron Distance Triathlete and 3 time World Championship representative. He is an accredited Lvl 2 Advanced Athletics Australia running coach, former Athletics Australia course facilitator and holds a B.App.Sci. (Human Movement) and Post Grad.Dip. (Exercise Science)

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This program is a 20 week lead in. It progresses quite conservatively, and there is an emphasis throughout this program on teaching you pacing and consistency, both of which are critical to training and racing.

This plan progresses through 4 week training blocks consisting of 3 weeks of work and 1 lighter recovery week.

Our running programs are designed using training fundamentals proven to enhance performance. Inserted strategically each week are various forms of aerobic, anaerobic and high intensity running specific training sessions.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
03:07:00 01:45:00
Custom x2
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Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:07:00 01:45:00
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Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Grant Hornsby - B.App.Sci (Human Movement), Grad.Dip (Exercise Sci)

The Distance Coaching

Do you have a goal or event in mind? Not sure how to train for it? Don't guess. Let us help.

From recreational to representative athletes, you can benefit from our knowledge and careful planning. As certified coaches and with multiple qualifications in sports science, The Distance Coaching has the experience and educational expertise to develop your athletic potential, or to just get you up and moving towards your first goals.

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