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Hal Higdon: Marathon--Novice 1

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Author

Hal Higdon

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Length

18 Weeks

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Plan Description

Hal Higdon: Marathon: Novice 1: This is my most popular program: the Novice 1 Marathon Training Program. If you are training for your first marathon, this is the training program for you! Even if you are an experienced marathoner, you may choose this as a gentle and low-mileage approach to your favorite sport. More than a half million runners have used my programs with success. Novice 1 will get you to the starting line--and finish line. Each day, I will send you emails telling you what to run and offering training tips. For more information and directions, visit the marathon screens on my website: halhigdon.com.

Be aware that I have multiple training programs for marathoners: Novice 1, Novice 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and more. Look to halhigdon.com for all your training needs, regardless of speed, distance or fitness level. Visit my Web site frequently for advice and training tips plus an 18-week chart of your training.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
24mi 20mi
Day Off x2
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:50:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
24mi 20mi
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
00:50:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week


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Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon Communications

Hal Higdon is a Contributing Editor for Runner's World, that magazine's longest lasting writer, Hal's having contributed an article to RW's second issue in 1966. He also is the author of more than three dozen books, including Marathon: The Utimate Training Guide and the recently published Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training and Run Fast (3rd edition).


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