Half Marathon Training Plans

Half Marathon Training Plans

The half marathon is a friendly distance. Beginners, who have gotten their introduction to road running in a 5K or 10K, can look to the half as the next step upward. Experienced runners like half marathons, because racing 13 miles requires somewhat less time commitment than a full 26-mile marathon. They can recover more rapidly. The excitement around half marathons often is the same as at a marathon except you get to go home early. Also, you can use half marathon races as part of your training for later marathons. Knowing your time at the half marathon gives you a good idea of what to expect when you run the full marathon. This is why more than twice as many runners now run half marathons vs. full marathons.

All you need to do to complete a half marathon is to dedicate yourself for 12 weeks leading up to your race. Simply pick a training plan from Novice, Intermediate or Advanced depending on your ability. To plan your training for the half marathon, click on one of the links below. On those screens, you will find instructions on how to do the different workouts. So lace up your running shoes. It’s time to start training for your half marathon race.

Half Marathon Novice Training Plan
A beginner’s guide to getting around the 13.1 mile distance.
Click here for Half Marathon Novice Training Plan

Half Marathon Intermediate Training Plan
This is for runners that have already completed one or more half marathons and are looking to make the next step up in their training.
Click here for Half Marathon Intermediate Training Plan

Half Marathon Advanced Training Plan
This plan is for the serious runner who can run sub 90 minutes without any fuss.
Click here for Half Marathon Advanced Training Plan