Hal Higdon: Beginning Runner's Guide: 30/30 Plan: My 30/30 Plan, is for beginning runners, true novices, those of you who never have run before, but who would like to become a runner, whether for fitness or to some day run a marathon. This is how you begin. The 30/30 Plan features 30 minutes of walking/running for 30 consecutive days. If you think you need more time to get in shape, you can lengthen your 30 days to 60 days by running and walking every other day. Choose my 30/60 plan instead. For more information, check the Beginning Runner's Guide on my website: halhigdon.com.