Outside's Half Marathon Training Plan for Beginners by Matt Ebersole

Welcome to Outside's Half Marathon Training Plan. In this 12-week plan, Coach Matt Ebersole, owner of Indianapolis-based Personal Fitness Training, will take you from novice runner to half marathon finisher. So get ready to kick it up a notch and score a PR.

We recommend that you be able to run 4 miles to start the plan. If you can't, run what you can until you catch up to speed. If you're in a pinch and only have 10 weeks to prepare, you can still use this plan by eliminating weeks 3 and 4. If you've got plenty of time to build up, you can extend the plan to 14 weeks by repeating weeks 4 and 5.

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