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Half Marathon - Beginner 12-Week Training Plan

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Half Marathon - Beginner 12-Week Training Plan


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12 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan was designed around a 12-week schedule for those who have been running/walking regularly prior to starting the plan. Strength training and dynamic/static stretching is included in this training and are key to reduce injury. As a beginner, your goal should be to make it to the finish line of the 13.1-mile race feeling strong. This 12-week training schedule is perfect for a beginner runner and a first-time half-marathoner.

To start this plan, you should have been running for at least two months and should have a base mileage of about eight to 10 miles per week. Congratulations and best wishes!!

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
17mi 11mi
Day Off x3
—— ——
Strength x1
00:07:00 00:15:00
Custom x1
—— ——
Other x1
00:05:00 00:05:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
17mi 11mi
Day Off
—— ——
00:07:00 00:15:00
—— ——
00:05:00 00:05:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

True Potential Running

True Potential Running

At True Potential Running, we cater to athletes of all ages and experience levels. Whether you are looking to move to the next level in your running career, are just starting to explore running, or are looking to get back in shape after some time off, individualized coaching will help you reach your true potential.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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  • 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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