Run With Hal: Running, Marathon Training Plans App

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About this app

Run With Hal personalizes a training plan based upon your personal running routine, fitness level, and life’s schedule using Hal Higdon's coaching to help you conquer any event from 5K to Marathon or help you get fit through running.

Hal Higdon provides the perfect plan for you based upon your goals and experience, then Higdon 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. Run With 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 Higdon to help you reach your goals and learn about running.

☆☆ Run with Hal Features ☆☆
- Choose your key event and Hal Higdon 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.
- Sync your Garmin runs to record your completed workouts.
- 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
- 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.
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May 19, 2022

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1.53K reviews
Colleen Evans
June 22, 2022
This app was great until about a year ago. Every time I log a workout, the app freezes and I have to restart itnto make sure the workout was saved. I've tried everything, from different training plans to reinstalling the app. Nothing has worked. I've reached out to support multiple times with no solution.
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July 12, 2022
Hi, we would like to fix this. As we don't have your email address, can you please write to us at so that we can help you better. We look forward to your email.
Marjorie Myers
August 15, 2021
This is a good app for a general plan. It does not have any flexibility for if you skip a day or want to switch a day. It takes forever to open. It does NOT track your run well at all. I recommend wearing a watch to track your run and enter it manually every time. No one will get back to you about app issues. But, I like the running pictures and the advice from Hal. It also keeps me on track.
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August 16, 2021
Sorry about your negative experience, if you're still having trouble with the app and would like some help please write in to and let us know how we can help. Thanks, RWH Team
Duana Cisney
August 31, 2021
I think it will work... I would like the option to add in cross training and not leave distances blank. I think instructing to do cross training but calling everything a run is a drag. And, sometimes life gets in the way. It would be nice to be able to toggle cross training and runs when they don't fall on their respective days. Just an idea. Overall I like it! EDIT: the bonus with this app is the customer service support! While the app is a little limiting, the support folks are great!
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What's new

Release 3.0.0:
- Improved the speed and performance of the app!
- Several bug fixes!