NRC Training Plans

NRC Training Plans

Half-Marathon Training Plan

The Half-Marathon is a great race that challenges and celebrates you as a runner and athlete. You’ll work on become stronger by building endurance with Long Runs and Recovery Runs. And you’ll work on developing your speed by taking on a wide variety of fun Speed Runs.

This 14-week half-marathon plan will help you get to the starting line so you can run yourself to the finish line. The goal is to not only get you stronger and faster, but also smarter. We believe that becoming a better athlete involves becoming a better coach.

Every run in this plan has an accompanying NRC App Guided Run that you can find in the Nike Run Club app. You have the option of running with some of the best coaches and athletes every day of this plan.

We'll meet you on the starting line!

Get Started With Coach Bennett

You need to celebrate your journey to the starting line, and one of the easiest things to celebrate will be your progression as an athlete.

Chris Bennett
Nike Running Global Head Coach

Learn the Running Workouts

Program Overview

Here’s a sample of what your training will look like for the first two weeks of the plan. Download the plan to see what’s in store for the remaining 12 weeks.

14 Weeks to Go

  1. Nike Run Club Guided Run: 14 Weeks to Go or RECOVERY RUN: 15:00
  2. Nike Run Club Guided Run: First Speed Run or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 5:00 Warm Up / 8 x 1:00 @ 5K Pace Intervals / 1:00 recovery between intervals
  3. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Easy Run or RECOVERY RUN: 25:00
  4. Nike Run Club Guided Run: One Hard Two Easy or SPEED RUN: Fartlek / 5:00 Warm Up / 21:00 Fartlek: Alternate between 1:00 hard Running and 2:00 Easy Running For 21:00
  5. Nike Run Club Guided Run: 5K Run OR LONG RUN: 5K / 3.1 Mile Run

13 Weeks To Go

  1. Nike Run Club Guided Run: 13 Weeks To Go or RECOVERY RUN: 15:00
  2. Nike Run Club Guided Run: No Time To Go or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 5:00 Warm Up / 1:00 Mile Pace / 2:00 5K Pace / 3:00 10K Pace / 2:00 5K Pace / 1:00 Mile Pace / 1:00 recovery Between Intervals
  3. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Recovery Run with Headspace or RECOVERY RUN: 35:00
  4. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Run Strong. Repeat. or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 5:00 Warm Up / 4 x 1:30 5K Pace / 1 x 1:30 Mile Pace / 4 x 1:30 5K Pace / 1 x 1:30 Mile Pace / 45 second recovery after 5K Pace Intervals / 1:00 recovery after Mile Pace Interval
  5. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Four Mile Run or LONG RUN: 6.4K / 4 Miles

Let’s Go

Stoked to train for a half-marathon? Download our training program and start running today.

Workouts For Any Level

Nike Run Club

Nike Run Club

Listen to the Guided Runs in the Nike Run Club App and run with some of the best coaches and athletes, like Eliud Kipchoge, Shalane Flanagan, and Mo Farah. Our Guided Runs give you the guidance you need to listen to your body, adapt to your training plan, and become your own best coach.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Working with the Nike Training Club App is a great way to round out your fitness regimen. The NTC App has a massive array of workouts for every fitness level, plus the Nike Performance Council’s tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and sleep.

Workouts For Any Level

Nike Run Club

Nike Run Club

Listen to the Guided Runs in the Nike Run Club App and run with some of the best coaches and athletes, like Eliud Kipchoge, Shalane Flanagan, and Mo Farah. Our Guided Runs give you the guidance you need to listen to your body, adapt to your training plan, and become your own best coach.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Working with the Nike Training Club App is a great way to round out your fitness regimen. The NTC App has a massive array of workouts for every fitness level, plus the Nike Performance Council’s tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and sleep.