This beginner half marathon training plan is designed for the runner looking to finish their first half marathon. The goals of the plan are simple: 1) build your mileage and running endurance slowly so you can progress each week without getting injured; 2) get you to the race healthy and excited to run fast; and 3) train you to finish the race smiling and proud of your performance, not crawling across the line. This program will require you 4 days per week and reach a peak of 27 miles per week. All runs are easy or at goal race pace. Slow runs should be completed a pace that is conversational and allows you to run the entire distance. A good rule of thumb is that you can never run too slow on an easy training day.
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