Hal Higdon 1/2 Marathon: Novice 2: Half Marathon Novice 2 fills the gap between the former Novice (now Novice 1) half marathon program and the Intermediate programs. Novice 1 targets beginners. These are new runners who have only begun to train. The Intermediate program serves more experienced runners, those who have raced several half marathons and/or full marathons. Take a look at all three programs before you buy and see which group you might fit into best.
This Novice 2 half marathon program is very similar to my Novice 2 program for the full marathon. The pattern is the same. Fridays and Mondays are rest days surrounding the harder weekend workouts: long runs on Saturdays, cross training on Sundays. The midweek workouts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays also mimic the pattern of my novice marathon programs. One difference between Novice 1 and Novice 2 is that I prescribe some running at race pace midweek. All the directions plus a chart are available on attachments to this program or on my website: halhigdon.com. Every day I will send you emails telling you what to run that day and offering tips on training. Never before has training for a half marathon been easier.