The SAGE RUNNING™ (Not So) Beginner Half Marathon Plan:  $9.99

by Coach Sandi Nypaver and Coach Sage Canaday

Why are we calling this the (Not So) Beginner Half Marathon Plan? Well, you could actually finish a half marathon just by completing our Free Aerobic Base Building Plan. This plan takes takes things up a notch.  You’re not just looking to complete the distance, you’re looking for a little more of a challenge! You want to add more speed workouts into your training and maybe a few more miles so you can start seeing where your potential lies. Maybe you are looking to run low 2 hours or even crack 2 hours for the first time or even run in the 1:50s?…this plan can help you achieve that! The training plan comes with both a US and Metric measurement version!

This plan tops out at 30 to 40 miles or 48 to 64 kilometers per week, starting the first week with 22-32 miles or 35 to 51 kilometers. Before starting this plan you should have already built up to running around 25 miles (40km) per week on a regular basis. If you haven’t done this yet we highly suggest looking at our Free Aerobic Base Building Plan. You can use this plan for your very first half marathon or if you’ve already completed a half but are looking to improve your time by adding in more structured runs.

We highly recommend that before starting this plan you’ve taken a break from racing and are starting fresh with an established a base of at least 2-weeks of easy-paced running of at least 16-20 miles (26 to 32km) or about 25-30 miles (40 to 48km) a week if you’re to run at the higher end of the mileage range. We also recommend that you have some experience doing training Long Runs up to at least 10 miles (16km) in distance.


What you get:

  1. A 12-week calendar grid chart with everyday specifically detailed with a training workout. The plan progresses with periodized phases to build your fitness, speed and strength so that you peak for your goal race in 12 weeks time.
  2. All training plans come with the detailed Sage Running Guide help you understand each type of run and give you advice for your upcoming training. Also included is a training zone intensity chart that visually defines key workout efforts.
  3. The Sage Running Strength Training Plan designed specifically for runners.

Why our plan is different:

This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Sage Running™ plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Sage Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to…so therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness.  Most other plans to not take this kind of periodization into consideration.

We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasises consistent, smart progression; A true Sage Running™ experience!

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Sage Running Not So Beginner Half Marathon Training Plan