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Beginner Half Marathon Plan

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Lifelong Endurance

Length

12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

This plan is intended for a true beginner who is running their first half-marathon, even if it is their first race. This 12 week plan starts the runner at 12.5 and peaks at 25 miles per week.
The framework of this plan ensures that you'll build up your mileage starting at 4 days a week and moving up to 5 with 2-3 days of strength and mobility work. This plan integrates speed work, long runs, and gives you a taste of what our other plans can offer.
Anxious about getting started? This plan framework has proven itself over and over for new athletes - giving them confidence on race day. What this plan delivers:
- Progressive plan for new runners
- Access to coaches via e-mail for plan questions
- 3 week periodization with a rest week every 4th week

How it Works

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
18mi 13mi
Day Off x3
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:22:00 01:00:00
Strength x1
00:12:00 00:40:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
18mi 13mi
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
00:22:00 01:00:00
Strength
00:12:00 00:40:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:


  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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