Half-Marathon #2 Level 1 (Novice) – 16 weeks


This Half-Marathon Version 2 plan is design for someone who as gone through our original training plan once/twice/or a few times. You will begin with a bit longer long runs and workouts will begin a bit earlier than the original Half-Marathon plan.

Quick Facts:

-Length: 10-16 weeks
-Runs per week: 3
-Key/Hard Workouts per week: 1
-Cross-training days per week: 1-2
-Garmin Structured Workout Compatible
-McMillan Calculator paces integrated into all workouts

Plan includes:

-All the best tried and true McMillan half marathon workouts
-Builds fitness in a gradual, yet progressive way to help you stay injury-free
-Goal pace predictor and speed workouts to dial in your goal pace
-Progressive long runs to increase your endurance
-Stamina-boosting half marathon specialty workouts
-Predictor workouts to determine your best pace for race day
-Gradual pace advancement through the training plan to keep you optimally challenged
-Workout swapping – flexibility to move runs around based on your life schedule
-Built-in injury prevention and strength training routines to perform in sync with your running workouts
-Form drills to improve your speed and efficiency

Weekly mileage = 8-18 miles per week (12.8-28.8 kilometers per week)*
*based on an average training pace of 12:00 min/mi (7:30 min/km)
NOTE: Each run includes a range of duration/distance and pace so actual mileage may vary


-Be able to run 25 minutes on your regular runs and at least 45 minutes on your long runs

Need more weeks? Try one of these plans:
-Base Training Plan: adds up to 8 weeks (Recommended)
-Hill Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Speed Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Half Marathon Training Plan: 10-16 weeks (see above description)