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Beginner Half Marathon Plan (1/2 Marathon) 16 weeks


Justin Roeder

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16 Weeks

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Plan Description

This half marathon training program is perfect for athletes looking to excel at their first 1/2 marathon. This plan is ideal for those athletes looking for a beginner program.

Athletes will begin with a 10 mile week and top out around 25 miles per week. This program has some flexibility as the majority of the runs are distance focused, but towards the end of the program the focus shifts to "time on feet" to make sure we recover properly.

This half marathon training plan focuses on building a strong foundation with "easy" and "aerobic" runs.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
0:23 hrs 1:00 hrs
X-Train x2
1:14 hrs 1:10 hrs
Day Off x1
0:01 hrs 0:20 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
0:23 hrs 1:00 hrs
1:14 hrs 1:10 hrs
Day Off
0:01 hrs 0:20 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

IRONMAN Certified Coach Justin Roeder

Roeder Running and Triathlon Coaching

USA Triathlon Certified Coach

Ironman Certified Coach

Former USA Triathlon Elite ITU Athlete

I specialize in creating custom training plans for athletes of all ability levels looking to improve within the sports of swimming, biking and running. I have coached beginner runners looking to finish their first 5k, competitive Boston Marathon qualifiers, beginner triathletes, and countless Ironman finishers!

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