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Hal Higdon: Base Training--Novice


Hal Higdon

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description

: Hal Higdon's Base Training--Novice: This 12-week Base Training Program for Novice runners is one of my easiest. It is designed to get you in shape so that, later, you can begin my 18-week Novice Marathon Training Program aimed at a marathon. Each day I will send you email messages telling you how to run and offering training tips. Be aware also that if you do plan to use Base Training to launch you into marathon training, I have 30-week Novice Supreme program that combines this program with my novice marathon program.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
1:44 hrs 0:55 hrs
Day Offx2
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0:36 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
1:44 hrs 0:55 hrs
Day Off
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0:36 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

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).