PLUS: Hal Higdon's 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 program. 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. If you have any questions, ask them on my Hal Higdon Bulletin Boards, available through TrainingPeaks. Never before has training for a half marathon been easier.