Hal Higdons Half Marathon Training by Hal HigdonHal Higdons name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runners World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, hes created the definitive guide on todays most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon.
Hal Higdons Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you.
Inside youll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (youll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal.
Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdons Half Marathon Training is a book youll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.
Hal Higdon: Half Marathon 3 (HM3)
When you begin novice 1, the first workout you encounter on Monday and all Mondays is rest. It may seem counterproductive to consider rest a workout, but rest is as important a part of your training as the running. You will be able to run the long runs on the weekend better - and limit your risk of injury - if you rest before them on Fridays and rest after them on Mondays. Rest thus brackets the cross-training and long runs on Saturdays and Sundays, when runners have more free time to devote to their training. Bracketed weekends is at the heart of all my training programs. When you see the word run in any of my programs, that means I want you to run at a conversational pace.
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. Every training plan is built specifically to use within the TrainingPeaks desktop app, iOS app, and Android app. Welcome to Half Marathon 3, or HM3. I designed HM3 to match my popular Marathon 3 program that features 3 days of running a week and 2 days of cross-training. It recognizes the fact that not all runners can handle 4, 5, 6 and especially not 7 days of running a week.
Features of this very cool, easy-to-use app include:
Training for a marathon or a half-marathon? Have an Android or iPhone? Description of your daily workouts and periodic audio encouragement from Hal. Hal estimates he has helped over half a million runners complete a marathon. Built-in GPS tracking of distance and pace. Training takes enough time as it is; no need to make the process longer sitting at the computer mapping your route or figuring our your splits afterwards.