Half Marathon Training

A 12-week build-up program for half marathon runners.

This low-key program will guide the participants from a base of 6 miles up to a long run of 14 miles in 12 weeks. The goal will be for all who complete the program to be able to complete the B&A Trail Half Marathon or an alternative half marathon around the same timeframe. You must sign up for the race on your own. They CLOSE OUT so sign up early!

Starting with the 2020 training session, the Annapolis Striders will offer a “performance” option for more experienced runners that may have completed the race distance in the past and are looking to improve. This option targets the RRCA Club Challenge as well as the B&A Half Marathon.

The current training session started January 8, 2022.

Program Prerequisites

Annapolis Striders membership and ability to run 6 miles comfortably (comfortable, conversational pace). Not quite there yet? Let us know and we will help you get there.

Membership Requirement

Annapolis Striders training classes are a free benefit for members. In order to participate in this training class, you must have a current membership. You may become a member or renew an existing membership online. After signing up as a member (or if you are already a member), you must also register for the training with the registration method for the upcoming session below. Training coaches will not accept membership signups or training registrations in-person at training sessions.


To complete a half-marathon (13.1 miles).

Program Features


    • A detailed 12 week schedule.
    • How to build up for the half marathon, various pace charts, injury prevention and treatment, running safety, and keeping running fun.
    • Information on appropriate winter running attire will also be provided.

The B&A Trail has generously allowed us to hold this program on the trail.  We must follow all B&A Trail rules.  Information on trail running safety and parking will be provided.

Current Training Session

B&A Half Marathon Training Program 2022

January 8, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Training Progression

Here's the long-run training progression (which you will want to increase if your are training for the marathon):
  • 1/8 6 miles
  • 1/15 8 miles
  • 1/22 10 miles
  • 1/29 8 miles
  • 2/5 10 miles
  • 2/12 12 miles
  • 2/19 14 miles
  • 2/26 12 miles
  • 3/5 14 miles
  • 3/12 12 miles
  • 3/19 8 miles
  • 3/27 13.1 or 26.2 - B&A Marathon and Half Marathon
Note that in case of icy conditions we may have to cancel a scheduled run. In that case, you will be encouraged to try to get the run in in safe conditions on your own. Also note that you should be doing shorter runs at varying paces during the week. As a rule of thumb, your total weekly mileage should be at least twice the distance of your long run for the week.


Lee Crumbaugh
Amy Andrews
Darrell Mak
David Dold
Robert Smith

Sessions and Locations

7:30 am
B&A Trail – Jones Station Road
Jones Station Road
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States

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