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Half Marathon Training Plan - 8 Weeks


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Plan Description

This is an intermediate level training plan for a half marathon within the next two months. It is ideal for someone who has been running consistently and has endurance base but wants to target a specific event. You should be able to run 4 times a week with a long run of 8 miles at the start of the plan. The long runs are on Sundays with the rest of the workouts Tuesday - Friday to allow for family time on the weekend. Saturday is scheduled for cross training or off. The workouts are time based with intensity and pace guidelines to allow for easy completion without having to find a track to use. The mileage for this plan tops out at 34 miles per week with a long run of 12 miles prior to the goal race

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
4:02 hrs 2:00 hrs
Other x3
1:26 hrs 0:30 hrs
Strength x2
0:52 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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X-Train x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:02 hrs 2:00 hrs
1:26 hrs 0:30 hrs
0:52 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Tracy Thelen

Thelen Coaching

Thelen Coaching offers personalized and individualized coaching for athletes of all levels in cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlons, specializing in trail running, ultras, ultra endurance cycling and 24 hour races.

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