Get Fit Fast! 12-Week Half-Marathon Training Program

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Mar. 22, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM UTC
Our 12-week training plan will have you well prepared for when you start your half-marathon. Photo:

The Schedule

The following schedule is written as a guide for both beginner and more experienced half-marathoners. Beginners should currently be able to comfortably run 20 to 25 miles per week. If you need to take a few weeks building to this mileage, make sure you schedule the time to do so.

In both cases, we’ve included suggested easy run volumes. If you’re comfortable handling a higher mileage total, feel free to run on the optional rest days or add mileage to the easy runs. Just remember the critical component of these schedules is the workouts. Make sure you’re not running too long or fast on your easy days to complete the workouts as scheduled.

Click here for a PDF version of the 12-Week Half-Marathon Training Plan

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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