Half Marathon Training

Thursday Training Plan: 3 Training Plans for 3 Different Half Marathons – Paihia, Auckland Women’s & Whangarei

Achieving a half marathon finish, especially your first one, is pretty special. There are plenty of half marathons coming up around the country. Here are three programmes for three events.

Designed for Beginner Runners who are looking to participate in the respective half marathons, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to Finish YOUR half marathon COMFORTABLY.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies these plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of Half and Full Marathon distance events and my success coaching hundreds of runners.

Starting on the same day Monday 9 April 2018 they all have different durations to race day.  This plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week includes three runs and a stretching session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Purchasing any of these plans gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Purchase the programme today through Training Peaks* and have it loaded directly into your Training Peaks account. Don’t have a Training Peaks account? Sign up for the free Basic Account today (and get upgraded to premium for your first 7 days).

Half Marathon TrainingPaihia Half Marathon

8 Week Beginner Training Plan


Half Marathon TrainingAuckland Women’s Half Marathon

12 Week Beginner Training Plan

Half Marathon TrainingWhangarei Half Marathon

24 Week Beginner Training Plan



*Training Peaks works in US currency and this price equates to ~NZ$10.17-$16.72 per week on the current exchange rate.

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