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Hal Higdon: Personal Best Marathon Training Program


Hal Higdon

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30 Weeks

Plan Description

Hal Higdon: Personal Best Training Program: This 30-week Personal Best Marathon Training Program is designed for experienced runners, those who have run two or three or more marathons and who would like to improve their times, to achieve Peak Performance, to set a Personal Record (PR), perhaps to score a Boston Marathon qualifying time (BQ). It combines my 12-week Intermediate Base (or Spring) Training Program with my 18-week Intermediate 1 Marathon Training Program. If you are an experienced runner, you could just as easily access each of those programs and move from one to the other at the end of 12 weeks. But I've done the work for you--and at a lower price than you would pay for both separate. Each day, I will send you an email telling you what to run and offering a training tip. For more information and directions, visit my website:

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
04:17:00 03:00:00
Day Off x1
00:01:00 00:30:00
X-Train x1
00:23:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:17:00 03:00:00
Day Off
00:01:00 00:30:00
00:23:00 01:00:00

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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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