Early Season Half Marathon run program

Would you like to be fit enough to run a strong half marathon by April? Have you always wanted to get detailed feedback about your running form and efficiency?

This 13-week program is perfect for runners looking to compete and PR in a Spring Half Marathon. The program focuses on technique improvement, run durability, and speed development. Athletes will be streamed based upon their existing running foundation and injury risk profile. This program is also well suited to triathletes looking to complete a run focus block before transitioning to multi-sport training later in the spring in preparation for fall races. Program culminates with the following marquis event:

  • NYCRuns Brooklyn Half Marathon – April 28

Note: The safety of all athletes, coaches, and staff is of paramount concern as we collectively face the health and safety risks of COVID-19. All Startline Coaching programs follow USA Triathlon Safe Return to Multisport Guidelines and Return to Racing Recommendations for Race Directors and the directives issued by federal, state and local authorities. All athletes, coaches, & staff engaged in Startline Coaching programs are expected to follow the USA Triathlon Return to Racing recommendations for Athletes as well as Startline Coaching Return to Training Safety Code of Conduct.

Note: As of Oct 1, 2021, and without exception, all participants in Startline Coaching programs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attendance at any and all in-person Startline Coaching training or clinic sessions.

Spring Half Marathon program details



  • 13 Weeks
  • Start: Jan 27, 2024
  • End: Apr 28, 2024

2 Group training sessions/week + solo workouts:

  • Prospect Park (Brooklyn NY) @ 15 Street & Prospect Park West
  • Wednesday evening run @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday morning run @ 8:00 am
  • No bag watch will be provided

Program plan:

  • Streaming of athletes into different training progressions based upon:
    • Current fitness
    • Progress through the program
  • Weekly detailed training plan
    • Daily workout email
    • Mobile App access via Training Peaks
  • Sport specific field testing to monitor progress and set training zones
    • Heart rate
    • Pace
  • Strength workouts focused on improving durability and injury prevention.

Race planning & analysis:

  • Individualized pacing plans for all races. Recommendations on pace, heart rate, & fueling/hydration

Unlimited coach contact:

  • Unlimited contact with your coach via email and text
  • One on One coach contact @ scheduled group training sessions

Team Discord server:

  • Closed server for team announcements
  • Access to all Startline Coaching presentations, Videos & other resources
  • Group chat

Note: * This program is a USAT sanctioned event. As such, additional USAT waiver fees will be assessed by USAT for NON USAT members. USAT Sanctioning 1) provides the gold standard of insurance protection for the program, athlete, and venue and; 2) delivers athletes peace of mind by ensuring industry wide safety standards. Startline Coaching recommends all athletes become USAT annual members rather than pay individual program USAT waiver fees.

A credit card processing fee of 3% will be assessed if a credit card is used for payment. Zelle payments are available without a processing fee. Additional $15 USAT one-day waiver fee(s) will be assessed at program check-in for all NON USAT members. No refunds are available for this program.

Refund Policy:

The registration fee for group programs is non-refundable except under the following circumstances.

Program Cancellation: Should your program be cancelled, you will be refunded your registration fee.

Registration Transfers: You may request to transfer your registration to a friend or a person on the waitlist should you no longer wish to attend. To request a transfer, contact Head Coach Peter at phelling@startlinecoaching.com. You will be given a link to transfer your registration. A refund will be processed upon successful transfer of your registration to another registrant minus a $50 transfer fee.

These policies do not cover any other costs incurred by the registrant, such as travel, USAT fees, and lodging.