Hal Higdon's name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner's World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he's created the definitive guide on today's most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon.
Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you.
Inside you'll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (you'll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal.
Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training is a book you'll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.
Chapter 1. An Incredible Journey
Chapter 2. Roots
Chapter 3. Ready to Run
Chapter 4. First Steps
Chapter 5. Why We Run
Chapter 6. Hard/Easy
Chapter 7. Immediate Achievement
Chapter 8. Base Training
Chapter 9. Picking a Program
Chapter 10. Novice Training
Chapter 11. Moving Upward
Chapter 12. The Pinnacle
Chapter 13. Half-Marathoner Walking
Chapter 14. HM3
Chapter 15. Tween
Chapter 16. Do-It-Yourself Training