13.1: Run | Half Marathon Training Plan

(6 customer reviews)

BEST FOR: A wide range of women, from 10Kers looking to step up to new distance to marathoners dialing back on distance. The common thread is a desire to complete a half marathon with your body feeling strong and injury-free—and a smile on your face.
PREREQS: The ability to currently finish a 6-mile easy run (Experience in shorter races is helpful but not mandatory.)

The 13.1 Run: This half marathon training plan will comfortably bring you up to half marathon glory over 15 weeks. Most of the runs are at an easy pace, making it perfect for a pair or group of women to take on together as you’ll have lots and lots of time on the road (or trail or adjacent treadmills) to talk.


  • *Race Date

    Step One: Select your race date:

    If you don’t know your race date yet, please select a date that you estimate will be close to your race date. When you solidify it, let us know and we can change it.

    Training Date

    Step Two: Your training will begin on:

    Mark this date in your calendar as your official start date! (If your program has already started, no worries; email us and we’ll help you jump in.)


The Details

13.1: Run is exactly the half marathon training plan you need to get you across the finish line when you’re doing a half marathon for the first time; when you’re running with friends and want to enjoy the distance together; when you’re a distance runner wanting to train but not TRAIN for a 13.1. With two rest days most weeks and a gradual build to a 13-mile long run, you’ll enjoy the training and the race.


LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: One 12 miler, one 13 miler

CROSS TRAINING + STRENGTH TRAINING INCLUDED? Yes. Most weeks have the option to cross-train once or twice, and most weeks also have three strength circuits, as well as a prehab routine Coach Amanda designed. Two of the strength routines include resistance bands.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Four or five runs; one or two cross-training days; three strength circuits; one or two rest days


FIRST AND PEAK WEEK: (workouts are explained fully in the program)

All your workouts are accessible via a Training Peaks Account. This free training tool will help you chart the nearly daily growth of your endurance base. It also sends you a daily email with your workouts for today and tomorrow so you can plan accordingly.

Coaches Jess + Amy are here to help you over speed bumps and answer your questions—and we promise, they’ll never blow a whistle in your face. Not only have they designed every facet of your program from your first step through your finish line, there’s also a weekly newsletter filled with advice and tips that corresponds to your training program.

What’s more, your coaches also posts a weekly Ask the Coach column on the private Facebook page, where you can comment with anything that’s on your mind. (If you’re not a Facebooker, you can email us with your question.) Finally, we host regular calls to talk through pacing, injuries, and plenty of other helpful + entertaining topics.

In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private 13.1 club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private 13.1 Facebook page, where you’ll quickly find an army of (funny, empathetic, inspiring) #motherrunner teammates.* You’ll share training tips, stories of good runs and bad, cheer each other on, and push each other out the door. Momentum comes from teamwork, and these programs roll on some serious #motherrunner momentum.

*Please note that your membership in both our Strava and Facebook groups and access to the training program coaches are limited to the duration of your training plan, plus a few weeks for you to bask in the glow of your race and work with the coaches to help plan your next athletic goal and corresponding training plan. Your access to the Facebook group begins when your training plan does. You are welcome to request entry up to one month before your starting date.

Upon registration, you will receive a package stocked with training essentials, including GU Roctane Drink Mix, two GU Energy items (an Energy Gel and GU Chews); a pair of blister-banishing Wrightsock running socks; a 2-oz. bottle of Sweat X Odor Eliminator spray; and an AMR sticker for your water bottle or laptop. Over $25 worth of swag!

(Domestic shipping is FREE for all merchandise and training swag packages. International shipping is not currently available but we invite you to participate in any of our online programs! Just email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we will help you bypass the shipping at checkout.)


13.1: Run  program is ideal for runners testing their wings at a half marathon for the first time or those who want to feel good, but not necessarily rip iup the race course, on their next shot at 13.1.

Some plan details:
LONGEST RUN DISTANCES: one 12 miler, one 13 miler

If that feels like too much for your running experience or your schedule, consider joining the 13.1 Run/Walk program. Want more of a challenge? Head to the 13.1: Race Program.

Two of the strength routines include resistance bands, so if you’d like to purchase those, that would be a good investment. (Hello, hip stability!)

No. The fee is for the comprehensive training plan, unlimited support, miles of resources, exclusive podcasts, and swag package, which will help you achieve a strong half marathon. At the end of the training cycle, you will participate in the organized half marathon of your choice; you can also choose to run a virtual half marathon if you prefer.

Yep—and we’ve heard again and again it’s worth it. Staying committed and motivated during the days, weeks, and, yes, months of training can be ridiculously hard. If you can do that—and these programs are all about accountability and inspiration—race day becomes a celebratory victory lap, not a slog full of self-doubt.

Within a few weeks of registration, every participant in a Train Like a Mother program receives a stocked swag package with some of our favorite training essentials. Domestic shipping is now FREE for all merchandise and training swag packages.

We are no longer able to ship internationally, including to Canada. That said, we invite all international runners to participate in any of our online programs!Just email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we will help you bypass the shipping at checkout.

We definitely want this to work into your life and your running lifestyle. You can email us within two weeks of starting the program and we will set you up with another plan or a partial credit for an upcoming program. We will not be able to issue a straight-up refund.

With a smart training plan, doable strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we’re going to do our best to keep you injury-free. That said, if you have an injury or illness that totally slays your training, let us know within two weeks. We’ll work with you to get you a partial credit for an upcoming program.


Reviews (6)

6 reviews for 13.1: Run | Half Marathon Training Plan

  1. Alice R Connor (verified owner)

    This was worth every penny. Through this hot summer I am so glad I didn’t have to think I had a plan and just did what it said. If I had been left to my own devices I would have given up. The strength training was just right. Not so long I didn’t have time, plenty of time for everything. I was so whiney I was certain I would do horrible at my race. I got there and almost beat my time from a year ago. I was even told by a friend that I was bookin it. Thanks Another Mother Runner!!

  2. Michelle (verified owner)

    I did enjoy the program and the strength was great. The longer Monday runs of 5-7 miles were hard to finish at an easy pace in a time that worked for me and my schedule. The support of the group and Coach Amanda were very helpful.

  3. Sarah Fisher (verified owner)

    Life happened, creating a ton of nervous energy and anxiety, this was the perfect program to help me find a healthy way to burn the excess energy, clear my mind and adopt a healthy life habit. I enjoyed that this was fifteen weeks, because I felt like I had the time to truly to work on my pace and distance. Plus having a support group of peers and coaches to ask questions to, give kuddos and just know we all were having off days or really amazing days. The running community has quickly become my kind of people. Thank you AMR for being my strength during a time my world felt like it was falling apart! And continuing to keep me building on my runs, strength and overall confidence.

  4. Alison Burke (verified owner)

    The training plan was attainable in miles and I loved the help with the strength component because that is what I always skimp on. The community on Facebook is amazing and supportive and kept me motivated during the lull of mid-plan blues.

  5. Jeannemarie Hendershot (verified owner)

    This was my first time using a training plan after running many half marathons and two marathons. I used this plan to get back into running after recovering from a double mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction a year ago and it was perfect. The mileage buildup was gradual enough that I felt successful and the introduction of strength really helped. I ran my fastest half marathon ever by 8 minutes during my race and I’m already looking to sign up for the “race” plan.

  6. dre_umich (verified owner)

    This training plan was perfect for me. This was my first time EVER running more than 3 miles, and I was nervous about knowing what to do. This plan lays out everything you need to do to be ready for race day. It was never overwhelming, and was easy to switch around the days when life got in the way and I needed to be flexible. The actual race was so much fun because I felt very prepared. I ended up running a much faster pace than I expected, and finished the race with a sprint and a smile!

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