12 Weeks to Your First Half Marathon

Everything you need to know from the moment you register to the moment you cross the finish line!

Do you want to run your first half marathon but not sure how to get started?

Do you want to avoid painful, costly mistakes that sideline many novice runners and cause them to quit just when they're getting started?

Imagine having all the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete your first half marathon, without the ridiculous information overload. It is possible!

Hi, I'm Alexis.

When I started training for my first half marathon, I was completely lost. I wanted to tackle the distance, but I really had no clue where to start.

As I set out to start my half marathon training and started researching how to train, I was hit by an information overload.

I thought running a half marathon would have been as simple as lacing up my running shoes and hitting the pavement over and over, but it turns out--I was dead wrong!

The running world opened it's doors to me as I started to research everything about training for your first half marathon. All of the sudden, I was thrown into a world with funky terms and acronyms I didn't understand, but apparently I had to learn if I planned to survive 13.1 miles!

From tempo runs, long runs, intervals, recovery miles, the right shoes to wear, over-pronation, under-pronation, supination, anti-chafing cream, cadence, stride length, eating the right amount of food to fuel my runs without gaining weight, what socks to wear, increasing mileage, figuring out how to hydrate during runs, what the heck a gel was, tapering before race day, figuring out how to get to the starting line, what the heck a gear check bag was, what a pacer was, how to pace my runs, and more....the list goes on.

After training for and running several half marathons, plus spending HUNDREDS of hours educating myself on the ins and outs of what it takes to be a successful recreational runner, I've decided that not everyone needs to suffer through the information overload that I did.

Avoid making those painful or costly mistakes.

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Course Description

"12 Weeks to Your Half Marathon" is designed to take you from that "Oh my gosh I just signed up for a half marathon!" moment all the way through the finish line.

Fear not, I'm going to teach you everything you need to know along the way.

The course is laid out chronologically, giving you the information you need at exactly the point in your training when it's useful. This helps to avoid the whole "information overload" problem, and you will get email reminders throughout your training when it's time to tackle a new module.

With 8 modules and 33 lessons, I'm going to walk you through how to set up your training and establish expectations for your half marathon.

We'll discuss:

  • How to organize your training schedule
  • What to focus on in the early weeks of training
  • What nutrition plans work best when training for a half marathon
  • What gear you need and what can wait
  • The essential types of runs and how to train with them
  • How to take in calories on the run
  • When (and if) you should race during your training
  • How to stay motivated when your training gets tough
  • Essential running recovery tactics
  • What a taper is and how to do it properly
  • What you need to do when planning your race day
  • How to navigate the race with all of my best tips and tricks to make the day operate smoothly
  • Plus more!

What are the benefits of enrolling in "12 Weeks to Your First Half Marathon"?

  • Clear expectations about what it takes to run a half marathon PLUS the benefits of achieving your goal
  • Tips to gain the most out of your training effort and train EFFECTIVELY
  • Tricks to make the process of running more enjoyable while STILL IMPROVING your fitness
  • Motivation to stick with it and actually complete your race
  • Avoid painful common mistakes and injuries
  • Save time that you would otherwise spend doing your own research to find useful running and half marathon training tips
  • Clear, step-by-step logical information flow to help you progress your training at exactly the week of your training when you need it most
  • Get help navigating your first half marathon without the high cost of a personal running coach (Running coaches usually run anywhere between $125-400+ for a 12-week program!!)

Who is this course for?

New half marathoners

This course is for someone who wants run run a half marathon but isn't sure how (or where) to get started. It's also great for someone who has started training for a half marathon, but realized that there is SO MUCH information out there on how to train and what to do, and you want someone to break it down in a simple, easy format to learn and digest EXACTLY what you need to know and WHEN you need to know it in your training.

Half marathoners who felt a little lost their first time

It's okay to admit, I won't tell. This person might have already run the half marathon distance, but they felt like they really didn't know what they were doing at the time. Maybe the information overload got to them and they weren't sure how to sort through and apply it all. Maybe they felt like the training and racing process was confusing, exhausting, and difficult to navigate. This course helps you break down the training process in easy-to-manage chunks, PLUS gives a ton of awesome race day tips for an incredible experience!

Smart recreational runners who want to tackle their next distance

This person has dabbled 5k's and 10k's for fun. They can't help but wonder if they're ready for the half marathon distance, or COULD be ready with some dedicated training. They think "I'm not sure if I'm really THAT crazy, maybe I'm fine just running the distances I'm currently doing." But they can't help but wonder "Could I do it? Could I finish?" The answer is YES YES YES! You CAN do it, and this distance WILL change your life, far more than recreationally running a 5k or 10k will (I'm not hating on those distances, I love them too. But a half marathon requires a different kind of personal commitment to overcoming a challenge.)

Who is this course NOT for?

Seasoned half marathoners

Sorry guys, I appreciate your enthusiasm for this course, but you probably won't get the most benefit out of it. This course is designed to disseminate crucial half marathon training and racing information to those new to the distance and all of the quirks that comes with it. If you've already run several half marathons, you've probably been exposed to most of this information and found out through trial-and-error what works for you.

Full marathoners

Again, if you have already tackled the full distance, you have learned these lessons by necessity. You won't benefit from the information in this course because you've likely already practiced these principles on a regular basis.

Your Instructor


I'm Alexis, Founder of RunningMyBestLife! I believe that running is a catalyst to taking control of your life and living your best life by design. Running doesn't have to be hard, but it is rewarding. I ran my first half marathon in the Fall of 2018, and it has completely changed my life. Since then, I've run 3 more half marathons and counting. I want to help YOU fall in love with the sport of running and discover how it can change your life too!

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Of course, since this course is designed to meet you exactly where you are at in your 12-week half marathon training plan, you will likely complete it in 12 weeks, or sooner if you have a shorter timeline to your half marathon!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us at [email protected] in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

I know firsthand that training for your first half marathon is a life-changing experience.

Once I figured out how to arrange the different workouts, nutrition plans, and running techniques to work for me, everything came together and I was amazed at what my body could accomplish.

I want that for you too, and I'd love the opportunity to hold your hand and step you through this process together.

Let's get started on this beautiful journey of becoming a half marathoner, shall we?

This course is closed for enrollment.