BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced runners
PREREQS: At least one previous half-marathon or marathon; consistent running for at least the past 6 months; and the ability to currently complete an 8-mile run. Familiarity with more demanding workouts, such as tempo runs or negative-split runs, is helpful.
NUMBER OF WEEKS: 15
13.1: Race, a half marathon training program, develops speed as it builds endurance; as such, it’s best suited for intermediate to advanced runners committed to blazing a path to a personal record. With its varied workouts, there’s little risk of burnout in either your body or mind. A swift half marathon calls for a yin-yang of patience and aggression, both of which you’ll hone over the next 3+ months, setting you up to bust an impressive move on race day.