Browse More Plans

Trail Half Marathon with 2000-3000ft gain - 12 Week Advanced

Browse More Plans

Trail Half Marathon with 2000-3000ft gain - 12 Week Advanced

Author

Mountain Runner Coaching

All plans by this Coach

Length

12 Weeks

Plan Description



Mountain Runner Coaching's mission is to help you enjoy the journey toward and the accomplishment of your running goal. We do this using our proven training methods rooted in decades of running experience and our athletes’ achievements. Coach support from head Coach Chris Grauch, a 9 x USATF Mountain/Trail Runner of the Year and 10 x Masters mountain running/trail National Champion, is included in your plan, as we’re all about boosting your confidence and fitness on the trails and making your trail half-marathon goal a reality.


THIS PLAN AT A GLANCE

This plan jumps right in with 5 days a week of running, including a long trail run of 10 miles with climbing in the first week. It starts with 5 hours per week of running and tops out at 8 hours per week, with the longest run being 16 miles. As the plan progresses, it moves to 6 days of running with 2-3 hard workouts per week.

Over the 12 weeks, this plan builds your mileage, climbing, and intensity. It also utilizes several confidence-boosting MRC signature workouts on trail terrain that will leave you primed for your race and ready to smash your goal!


TARGET ATHLETE AND PREREQUISITES


If you've already raced some trail half marathons (or longer) and want to push your limits and redefine your race speed on the trails, this advanced trail half marathon plan is for you!

Prerequisites in the last 3-4 weeks:
- running at least 5 days per week and at least 5 hours per week
- at least 2 long runs of 8-10 miles
- at least 1 run with 1000+ feet of climbing


PLAN SPECIFICS



  • 5-6 days per week and 5-8 hours per week

  • Utilizes structured workouts throughout

  • Intensity effort determined by RPE (rate of perceived exertion)

  • Builds run consistency over time

  • Includes progressive challenge sessions

  • Incorporates recovery weeks to allow you to absorb the training and then build on your fitness

  • Downloadable to your watch/device

  • Uses our MRC signature workouts to develop race confidence and motivate you toward your goal

  • Coach support included, as your goal is our goal too!






How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

Learn More

Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
04:37:00 02:45:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
04:37:00 02:45:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Mountain Runner Coaching

Mountain Runner Coaching LLC

At Mountain Runner Coaching, we are run specialists passionate about helping you enjoy your run journey and accomplish your goals. We offer training plans and 1:1 coaching for athletes of all ages and experience levels.
Founder and Head Coach Chris Grauch, nine-time USATF Masters Mountain/Trail Runner of the Year and ten-time National Masters Running Champion is excited to share tried and tested training plans cultivated from ten years of coaching experience and thirty years of running.


  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

Still have questions about this plan?
| Premium

20% Off

Bundle your plan with TrainingPeaks Premium, and you'll unlock our progress-tracking tools, plus the freedom to move workouts to fit your schedule.

$99.99 USD for the first year, billed yearly.

$49.00 - Buy Now