Hal higdon half marathon training program
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.
Walking Training Program
Have a question about running? Every Tuesday, world-renowned coach, author and athlete Hal Higdon posts and answers athlete questions here. I just finished my first half marathon following your Novice 2 training program. My next half is in November. Which training program do you recommend? Novice 2 , both for half and full marathoners, is both a comfortable and successful way to train. Four running days a week.
Hal Higdon's name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner's World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he's created the definitive guide on today's most popular distance, the Hal Higdon's 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.
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. Be aware also that your conversational pace might be different from one day to another, depending on what you did the day before.
Once you have chosen your half marathon, the secret to success is consistency. Walking coach Mark Fenton states, "The fitness walker must make a positive commitment to exercise a certain number of days a week over a specific distance or length of time, even if some of those days show fairly modest efforts" Higdon, b, p. The walking program, same as most of my running programs for the half, lasts 12 weeks and begins at a fairly easy level. In week 1, you walk for short amounts of time on three weekdays: Tuesday 30 minutes, Wednesday 20 minutes, and Thursday 30 minutes. One difference between my running programs and my walking program is that for the former, I prescribe in miles, for the latter in minutes. Rest is important, and because the hardest workouts come on the weekends, I prescribe rest on Mondays, allowing you to recover from the weekend, then I prescribe rest again on Fridays to prepare you for the weekend workouts.