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Hal Higdon: 8K Novice

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Hal Higdon: 8K Novice


Hal Higdon

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

Hal Higdon: 8K Novice:This program is designed for Novice runners, mostly first-timers, training for an 8K race. If you are an experienced runner, you might want to examine my Intermediate or Advanced 8K programs before clicking the Purchase button. When you do, you will receive daily email messages telling you what to run along with training tips. For more information and directions, visit my website at

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Strength x3
—— ——
Run x3
01:20:00 00:45:00
X-Train x2
01:08:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
—— ——
01:20:00 00:45:00
01:08:00 01:00:00
Day Off
—— ——

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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