Running – 12 week Half Marathon – BEGINNER


This 12-week program is designed for beginner runners who want to race a half-marathon.

This program can only be accessed by members. Become a member of the Endurance Hub: Endurance Hub, annual

This 12-week program is designed for beginner runners who want to race a half-marathon. The program will require 4.5-7 hours per week and should be integrated with a Volt strength-training plan (available to B78 Endurance Hub members). With this program, you can expect a slow increase in running mileage and the introduction of running intensity to improve your running pace and economy. If you want to run a half-marathon, you have to be ready to run the distance!

Throughout this program you may find terms that you are not familiar with. If this is the case please refer to the program appendix available at the B78 Endurance Hub programs section. We wish you the best of luck with your training.


This program is designed for beginner runners who are new to running training. If you have the time, begin your training with the 8-week general preparation (beginner) or 8-week 5K/10K (beginner) programs first. If you have mainly walked in the past, you will want to do the 4-week run/walk program before exploring the other ones. All of these programs are found in the B78 Endurance Hub and will build the base needed to take on this half-marathon program.

Programs to follow this one

After this program, you can explore other event specific programs for beginners. There are 5K, 10K and marathon programs available on the B78 Endurance Hub or you can do this program again. Now that you have run the half-marathon you have built up the mileage so your body can handle marathon training.

Other things you should know

Run times are indicated in minutes as opposed to distance. Everyone runs at a different pace so this way you are running the right distance for where you are at in the moment. The Volt strength-training platform will often prescribe three workouts for the week. You need to do these in the order that they occur, so do Day 1 before you do Day 2. During the strength sessions choose one of the warm up routines. Please avoid any of the finishers with the exception of the core workouts, which you can add if you please.

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