TBK Bank Thirsty 13 Half Marathon
TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon


This beginner training plan is presented by our friends at the Helms/Shadid Group at Morgan Stanley.


Click, print, stick it on your fridge, and let's start training!


Beginner Training Plan
2021 Morgan Stanley training plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [461.1 KB]


This is a 14-week training program, designed for beginners who are running their first half marathon.  If you are new to running, this program will get you to the finish line on race day!


Training Program Overview:

  • Just three days of running per week
  • Two days of cross-training per week
  • Two rest days per day


Run/Walk Option:

For every run, you have the option of walking as much as you need to.


Long Runs:

Each week includes a "long run" scheduled for Saturday.  The distance increases as you progress through the program.  By the end, you will have completed 12 miles, so you'll be ready to tackle 13.1 on race day.



The program ends two weeks before race day.  Use this time to "taper", doing easy "maintenance runs" every other day.  You won't lose any endurance by taking it easy for just two weeks, and this time will allow your legs to be fresh on race day.


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