16 Week 1/2 Marathon Plan - Beginner
Welcome to your tailored beginner half marathon running plan! This plan has been carefully designed for beginners who are ready to take on the challenge of their first half marathon. If you've already completed a 5K or 10K, or have some running experience, this 16-week plan will help you transition smoothly into longer distance running.
This plan primarily focuses on gradually increasing your endurance to handle the 13.1-mile distance, and it incorporates a balanced mix of easy runs, long runs, cross-training, and ample rest days. Each workout type plays a crucial role in building your stamina and resilience, while also ensuring your body gets enough recovery time to avoid injuries. As you follow this plan, you'll notice a systematic and manageable progression each week, gradually pushing your boundaries and improving your running capacity.
This plan revolves around the principles of consistency, gradual progression, and balanced training to keep you motivated and prevent overtraining.
So, strap up those running shoes and get ready for an exciting journey! Each step you take brings you closer to your half marathon goal, and we're here to support you throughout this incredible adventure.