Run With Hal personalizes a training plan based upon your personal running routine, fitness level, and life’s schedule to help you conquer any event from 5K to Marathon or help you get fit through running.
Hal chooses the perfect plan for you based upon your goals and experience, then he crafts your personalized schedule. Your plan will incorporate the most important workouts on the days you’re able to run. Plus, the plan is always adapting to changes in your schedule, fitness, and goals. Hal can even adapt your plan around times when you can’t run (vacation) and incorporate additional events that you’ve signed up for. Once you finish your first plan, you can choose your next goal and Hal will create a brand new plan for you. All of your workouts will give you specific details of how fast and long to run, and you will get daily helpful tips from Hal to help you reach your goals and learn about running.
**Run with Hal Features**
- Choose your key event and Hal will build your plan to get you ready for race day.
- Smart and Adaptive Plans
- Hal adapts your plan based upon YOUR LIFE’S SCHEDULE!
- Days you can and can’t run each week
- Day you would like to do your Long Run
- Days you can’t run for special circumstances (vacation or work trip)
- Hal personalizes pace based upon your current fitness, whether you can run a 20 min or 50 min 5K.
- Add additional events and Hal will adjust your plan.
- If life changes, Hal will update your plan based upon changes in your schedule, fitness, goals, and even how much training you have been able to complete.
- Hal gives you detailed daily workouts with distance, duration, and paces.
- Hal will also give you daily training guidance and insights on how to become a better runner.
- Record your runs using your phone’s GPS.
- Log your runs and how you felt. Hal might even suggest an update to your plan.
- Sync your Garmin runs to record your completed workouts.
- Track your progress, see how closely you’ve stuck to your plan, and see what’s next.
- Keep track of your training plan stats. Average pace, total distance, and more.
- Record your Personal Records.
- If you need an extra nudge, Hal is happy to send you daily push notifications reminding you of your workouts, or to log your miles from today’s run. He wants you to reach your goal and will be there to coach you to the finish line.
- Hal’s team is here to help, if you have questions about how to personalize your plan, we will make sure you get the right answer.
**Run with Hal will find the perfect plan for you, including more than 30 of Hal Higdon’s training plans**
- Marathon Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- Half Marathon Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- 15K (10 mile) Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- 10K Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- 8K Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- 5K Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
- 50K Ultramarathon
- Base Training
- And more.
**A little bit about your coach, Hal Higdon**
Hal Higdon has been called “the internet’s best-known running training plan guru”.
From novice to advanced, Hal offers plans for every distance, skill level, and pace. Incorporating wisdom from Hal’s bestseller Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, he has you covered with more than 50 years of training and coaching experience.
Hal is a Contributing Editor for Runner’s World and is the magazine’s longest lasting writer, having contributed an article to RW’s second issue in 1966. He also is the author of over 3 dozen books, including Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide and Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training. In 2003, the American Society of Journalists and Authors awarded Hal its Career Achievement Award, the highest honor given to writer members.
Higdon’s unique narrative style connects with millions of visitors on his website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Higdon lives on Lake Michigan in Long Beach, Indiana. He has 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
Ratings and Reviews
really great for all levels!!
i used Run With Hal to train for my self-directed marathon when i was 15, having ran my first half marathon prior, the app helped me continue on to the next level while encouraging healthy rest before starting my next plan and reminding me of the importance of rest days and cross training. since then i have taken a break from consistent running and have just started back up 2 years later, with the intention of getting back into shape before training for my next race. Hal’s motivational notes at the end of each run are so encouraging, and the adaptability of the training plans is so helpful in making the goals feel attainable. i would definitely recommend the paid version even though the free version is great, i trained for the marathon using it, the paid version has so much helpful insight like cadence and other stats, and having the ability to really adjust the schedule has been really important at this time in my life. thank you so much Hal!!
Could be better
I really like the idea of this app. It’s easy to use and I like that there are descriptions for each workout. I’ve run 7 marathons (and probably 30 halfs) using pretty much the same plan and am looking to follow a new plan while training for my 8th marathon after having a baby last year. However, I’m only a week in and struggling with the inflexibility of the app. For whatever reason, it scheduled a long run on a Wednesday even though I said I could only do long runs on Sundays. It also doesn’t allow any flexibility or modification for weather. Right now, NYC is in a heat wave and I simply can’t hit the paces the app says I should for tempo runs. If I adjust, it “grades” me lower. If I run even .2 of a mile more or less than what is called for, the app also “grades” me lower. I know several running coaches and many would recommend slowing in response to weather. Yes, consistency is super important in training for a marathon, but the inflexibility in this app makes it almost unusable. I also feel like the mileage per week is all over the place - some weeks high, some weeks low. Lastly, I wish this app took into account past running history. I’ve run many races and having been running 2-3 times per week before starting the plan. I feel like the plan from this app just makes up a schedule and paces out of nowhere. Not sure I’ll continue to use it.
Unrealistic taper week
I have ran plenty of half marathons and races. I thought I would download this specific app since my brother-in-law uses it. I chose intermediate training plan to have more accountability with running and I notice the week before my race it scheduled the most miles in my training like a total of 32 miles. Which is considered peak training. That from experience usually happens like at least 3-4 weeks before your race.
A week before your race is called your taper and training needs to be dropped at least 60-70% to allow your body for active recovery. The other weeks beforehand barely scheduled any miles which seems like it’s just making up random miles and not accounting for peak training or taper. Also the set paces for the base and long runs aren’t necessary to follow if you’re following HR training guidelines. Which is more effective training than trying to VO2 training and wearing your body out. Running in zone two has proven time and time again that your body needs to slow down and can’t be pushed too many times. It also lowers your risk of injury. Also allows you to recover to do your speed and interval training effectively. You are allowed to slow down for those runs to hit your zone 2 as your easy active recovery runs.
I’m sure elite athletes can hit these plans perfectly but I’m just a regular runner who is planning to take off 5 minutes from a half marathon.
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