Run With Hal - Training Plans 4+

Marathon, Running Workout App

Peaksware, LLC

    • 4.6 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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.

What’s New

Version 3.5.0

Release 3.5.0:
- Improved GPS tracker and the GPS location permissions flow!
- Improved the speed and performance of the app!
- Several bug fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

sgalley2 ,

Thanks Hal!

As a busy professional who’s daily success relies on the efficient use of time, this app is a blessing! I feel like I have an actual coach preparing my workout plans. I’m 9-10 weeks into my Run with Hal experiment and I have no complaints. The adjustments based on my performance has been spot on. The variety and coaching tips are awesome. The plan saves me research band prep time. It provides motivation and structure that is fueling my race preparation. I can’t wait to review my schedule, look at the plan, and finally hit that Start Run button!!

My only wish or suggestion is that a verbal pace indicator be added. That addition would make this app beyond incredible. I listen to music and wear my phone in a race belt and don’t like to pull it out to check pace. If I could hear pace indicators through my headphones, I’d be in Running Heaven!! I’d pay more for such an option!

amb2269 ,

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.

Jankadoodle ,

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.

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