Canadian Running 12 Week Beginner Half Marathon Plan

Our beginner half marathon plan is designed for newer runners who are looking to run their first half marathon or who wish to improve upon a previous experience. You should currently be comfortable running at least 20K a week including a 10K long run. The purpose of this training plan is to specifically prepare your body for the unique demands of running a half marathon by: 1) Gradually increasing your weekly mileage to build a strong cardiovascular base; 2) Running a weekly long run to develop and improve your aerobic endurance; 3) Practice running at paces that are at or slightly faster than half marathon pace in order to develop speed and strength. The training program includes four days of running each week including a workout on Wednesday and a long run on Sunday. All other runs are easy.

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