Training Programs by Hal Higdon

These are the most popular training programs by Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon is an experienced runner, writer, and coach having completed over 100 marathons over his 50+ year running career.

He helped found the Road Runners Club of America in 1958 and has been a contributing editor for Runners World since 1966.

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Advanced Marathon 1

Advanced Marathon 1 (Marathon)

18 weeks Medium

The Advanced 1 Marathon Training Program is a serious marathon training program with weekly speed session as well as progressive long runs up to 20 miles this program is sure to push you.

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Advanced Marathon 2

Advanced Marathon 2 (Marathon)

18 weeks Hard

The Advanced 2 Marathon Training Program is the toughest one Hal offers. With regular hill, interval, and marathon pace workouts as well as progressive long runs up to 20 miles this program is sure to push you.

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Novice

Novice (5k)

8 weeks Easy

If you want to run your first 5k then this program will help you prepare.

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Intermediate

Intermediate (5k)

8 weeks Medium

Use this program to up your mileage and increase your speed. Train hard to break that 5k personal best.

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Novice 1

Novice 1 (Marathon)

18 weeks Easy

A great program for a first time marathoner. This program will help you get to the finish line. It focuses on helping you increase your mileage in a sensible and safe manner giving consideration to appropriate rest and cross training.

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Advanced

Advanced (5k)

8 weeks Hard

If you are an experienced runner looking to improve your speed then this is the program for you. Not for the feint of hearted.

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Novice 2

Novice 2 (Marathon)

18 weeks Easy

If you have run a marathon before and want to look to improving your finishing time then this is a great stepping stone program.

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Walkers

Walkers (10k)

8 weeks Easy

If you want to conquer the 10k but have little running experience then why not walk? This program will guide you in building up your fitness to get you across the finish line.

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Walkers

Walkers (5k)

8 weeks Easy

Looking to get active? This program will help you walk your first 5k. Who knows. You might catch the bug ;)

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