Phil's Novice Half Marathon Plan + Email Access to Coach. 06 week. 4-5 workouts per wk.

Average Weekly Training Hours 03:42
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 03:42
Training Load By Week

A training plan for Novice Half Marathon runners.
Achieve your best ever race-fitness from four runs and a strength workout each week!

Why Buy From Us?
  • Detailed, flexible plan from respected coach/athlete Phil Mosley
  • EMAIL ACCESS for questions or help with your plan
  • Full help center & FAQ support
  • Re-use your plan multiple times, updates included free
  • Join 10,000+ athletes who train with me!

What Our Clients Say

"I have made nice improvements in pace. I'm about to go on a 2hr Zone 2 run at 7:50 pace - 3 months ago I was doing the same run at 8:40 pace!" Peter Eberle, April 2018

"I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the plan. It’s amazing to know what I’m doing weeks in advance!" Rachel Kjearsgaard, April 2018

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Is This Plan For You?

This plan is designed to get you in peak shape for your key Half Marathon event, you can also include other races. Each week has 4 workouts, a strength session and 2 days off. There is a fitness test enabling you to train at the correct intensity and track your progress. Workouts are measured in duration to avoid under or over training and can be exported to your compatible device (Garmin and more). An easier week is included to aid recovery and adaptation. You should already be jogging 3 times p/wk and able to jog 80 mins non-stop. Guidance is provided for Heart Rate, Feel or Pace.Still not sure? We will happily switch your plan within 14 days of purchase.

Phil Mosley: Coach & Athlete

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

Onboarding Emails: During the checkout process, you can check a box to share your email address with Coach Phil Mosley. This enables me to send you a series of 5 helpful emails to get you started. You can also reply to me if ever you need help.

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Sample Day 2
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z2 (easy/steady).

Main Set: 
Run for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
Get warm or dry clothes on and walk for 5 mins. Optional gentle stretching session after.

Sample Day 3
Aerobic Endurance

All in low to mid Z2. These runs are to be done slowly. They will gradually build your endurance and increase your efficiency. If you do them faster, you'll increase your injury risk for no real benefit.

Sample Day 4
Strength & Conditioning

Please click on the link below for your guide to the strength and conditioning workouts.

Strength and Conditioning will help maintain your muscle mass and these specific exercises are designed to improve the economy of your running performance.

Sample Day 5
Half Marathon Pace Efforts

Warm Up:
5 mins in Z2.
4 x 30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 sec recoveries in Z1.

Main Set:
4 x 9 mins all in high Z2 to low Z3 + 90 sec recoveries in Z1.

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Sample Day 7
Aerobic Endurance

All in low to mid Z2. This is your long run and will gradually increase in duration.

Sample Day 9
Progression Run

Main Set:
10 mins in low Z2,
5 mins in upper Z2,
10 mins in low Z3,
10 mins in upper Z3,
5 mins in low Z4,
5 mins in mid Z4.

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Sample Day 10
Aerobic Endurance

All in low to mid Z2.

Phil Mosley
My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.