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.
- Fixed issue with broken schedules causing app to end up in unrecoverable state
- Other minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
This novice runner and USMC Veteran is determined to run the Marine Corp Marathon this year. Being a novice I had no idea where to begin in preparation. It’s worth every penny to pay for the full blown app! I have a consistent weekly schedule I customized. The distance and duration of every run is calculated to get you to your goal. I get bored running in the same place all the time. The full app accurately tracks my runs to ensure I know how far I’ve gone, which allows me to try new routes and locations anytime I like. It’s amazing how well I’ve gone from couch to running over 13 miles a week in just a few months 4 mornings a week. I’m nowhere near ready for a full marathon, but I’m confident I will get there in the next 5 months given the coaching I’ve received already. The app even gives me a grade A through F to prop me up or poke me to work harder. I like knowing where I’m at in the process. No complaints here.
Not There Yet
Hal's plans are great, and the app should be about helping you choose, schedule, and track the best plan, which it does kinda. The plans are inflexible: if you want to make a change, you have to delete the whole thing and start over-- except you can't delete it, it's archived. The archive is where you keep your completed plans, but since you can't delete anything, you have all of your completed plans with all of your trashed plans. There's no way to "look at" at a plan without creating it, so you create it, realize you want to adjust something, trash that plan and then you have to go back and REENTER all of the info. It's a mess. I haven't tried all the plans, but there doesn't seem to be help on how to progress. For example, I completed a novice 5K plan and wanted to try an intermediate plan: the longest run in the novice 5K was 3.1 miles, of course. When I created a 5K intermediate plan, the second workout is 7 miles. How are you supposed to run 7 miles in intermediate if you have never run 7 miles in novice? Run With Hal seems great for training you for a specific race at the level you are currently at, but there's nothing there to help you progress from level to level-- which is what the app should be good for given that the plans are free on Hal's website.
Simple interface that is easy to navigate. I signed up for Hal+ which is worth every penny. I have a Garmin watch that connects my runs. You can also enter manually which is a breeze. I like that I can rate workout difficulty and log fatigue levels to look back on.
Tracks total miles, sets outline for upcoming 10 training days, adjusts program on the fly to amount of run days/off days/long day. I can modify a run week to less days or different schedule if I’m going out of town yet never feel like I am sacrificing the program and effort for the upcoming race.
I have already recommended to a few friends and would continue to do so. The daily words from Hal are also great to focus in the point of the days workout allowing me to never lost sight of the bigger picture while focusing on the day to day.
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- 96.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Run With Hal+ 1 Month $6.99
- Run With Hal+ 1 Year $59.99
- Run With Hal+ 6 Month $35.99
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