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 will pick the right plan for you.
- 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.
- 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
- Marathon Recovery
- 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.
- We’ve added a new tab! Hal Says will give you feedback on how closely you’re sticking to the plan and if you’re on track to reach your goal.
- Hal will give you feedback each workout based upon how well you stuck to the daily plan.
- When setting up a new training plan, you can now select a specific plan by name from Hal’s library (Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced).
- We’ve slayed a number of pesky bugs.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great program to get started again
This program has been very helpful in providing a structured routine to get back into running. I have been using this app for the past three months and for the most part, it’s been great.
I am not fan of the new grading feature. The app wants me to run a 18 minute mile and that’s incredibly slow (and I’m a slow runner), I probably could walk a mile in that time. So the constant mark downs are annoying and counterproductive. I get marked down for for running a 12:00-13:30 min/mile (I do my longer runs at a slower pace) because this is a comfortable pace for me- my heart rate is in the correct zone and I’m able to hold a conversation.
Overall, a helpful program! I will continue to use as I have many runs planned for this summer and fall. I am currently training for a 10k, then 10 miles in August and a half in October.
Developer Response ,
Hello Nurse Annie, We would be happy to help get your paces set up n line with your current running paces. We can also talk about skipping a workout and using days off. Please send us an email at email@example.com or send us a note in the app by tapping More and Ask Us a Question. We look forward to hearing from you so we can help with your season.
Not ready for prime time
Great idea, but so much of the design of this doesn’t feel thought out or tested. Basic things don’t work, like the Save button when editing name and weight. Some edits require a Save, and others you just arrow back. No confirmation messages for saved changes. There’s also no way to create a program if you’re already in a training program. For example, I’m in the middle of marathon training and would like to use this app for the rest of my training. When I plug in my race date I get this weird hodgepodge of workouts; e.g., next week I run 4 miles on Tuesday and 19 on Saturday. That’s it. I can’t believe any training algorithm or coach would recommend that, even if I were literally starting at the beginning. Maybe I’ll give it another shot after my race, hopefully after more actual development has taken place. Not worth a monthly subscription cost at this point IMO. I do like the Higdon feedback/tips on the workout days.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your honest feedback runbeforethesun, we are aware of the issues you have raised and are actively working to fix them.
You can create a new training plan within the plan personalization screen under Goal Race, by clicking the New Goal Race button. You’ll then be asked to enter your new event details.
The training plan that is generated is based upon all of the inputs you add to the personalization screen. Based upon your comments it sounds like you are close to your goal marathon date which means those inputs are even more crucial to get the best plan.
We would be happy to help you determine how to get the best plan from Run With Hal if you’re still interested, feel free to contact us via the Ask Us A Question link within the app.
Beginner Marathon Life Savior
I love this app. At the beginning of the year a big goal of mine was to run a marathon. I figured the best way to figure out if I actually *liked* running was to just force myself towards a big goal. Hal’s app has been awesome so far - it’s simple enough to not be overwhelming, and I love all the advice. I’m significantly more confident in my running and my ability to complete all 26.2 miles, knowing I have this proven plan to build me up to that mileage. For me, the most effective app is one I find myself using, and Hal’s is right in the sweet spot for that.
A couple thoughts I have about improving an already great app:
1. It would be great to see splits when tracking mileage with the app
2. On that same note, syncing with other apps or running watches would be a very nice feature as well
3. Getting auditory cues (even a bell) when hitting mileage or some other way to track pace without looking at phone
4. More advice around pace: I’ve found I’m naturally running faster than the recommended pace by a significant margin, but I have no idea if that just means I need to slow down to not burn out later, or if I should be adjusting my goal
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- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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- Run With Hal+ 1 Month $6.99
- Run With Hal+ 1 Year $59.99
- Run With Hal+ 6 Month $35.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.