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Hal Higdon: Half Marathon Novice 2

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Author

Hal Higdon

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

Hal Higdon: Half Marathon Novice 2: Half Marathon Novice 2 fills the gap between the former Novice (now Novice 1) half marathon program and the Intermediate programs. Novice 1 targets beginners. These are new runners who have only begun to train. The Intermediate program serves more experienced runners, those who have raced several half marathons and/or full marathons. Take a look at all three programs before you buy and see which group you might fit into best.

This Novice 2 half marathon program is very similar to my Novice 2 program for the full marathon. The pattern is the same. Fridays and Mondays are rest days surrounding the harder weekend workouts: long runs on Saturdays, cross training on Sundays. The midweek workouts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays also mimic the pattern of my novice marathon programs. One difference between Novice 1 and Novice 2 is that I prescribe some running at race pace midweek. All the directions plus a chart are available on attachments to this program or on my website: halhigdon.com. Every day I will send you emails telling you what to run that day and offering tips on training. Never before has training for a half marathon been easier.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
0:10 hrs 1:19 hrs
Day Off x2
—— ——
X-Train x1
0:50 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
0:10 hrs 1:19 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
0:50 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week


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Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon Communications

Hal Higdon is a Contributing Editor for Runner's World, that magazine's longest lasting writer, Hal's having contributed an article to RW's second issue in 1966. He also is the author of more than three dozen books, including Marathon: The Utimate Training Guide and the recently published Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training and Run Fast (3rd edition).


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