There are many reasons to train outside of the marathon, half-marathon, and common short distances. For experienced runners, you may be looking ahead to Triathlons and Ultramarathons. Others may be interested in Base Training, Fitness Walking, or continuing to meet your training goals when rough weather strikes.

This “Other” section is a collection of popular programs that do not fall neatly into any particular race distance on the site. Hal’s Beginning Runner’s Guide can also be found below.


We offer a number of programs to prepare you for triathlons, tough weather, fitness walking, and more. New to running? Try Hal’s Beginner Training Guide.

  • Ultramarathon

    Is 26 miles 385 yards too short for you? Would you like to move upwards in distance and become an ultramarathoner? A runner of...

  • Cross Country

  • Triathlon 1

    This program is designed for runners (and other athletes) who want to use a variety of sports and exercises to get fit and stay...

  • Triathlon 2

  • Triathlon Supreme

    This Triathlon Supreme Training Program is simply the 8-week Triathlon 1 and Triathlon 2 Training Programs connected in a 16-week version and at a...

  • Winter

  • Fitness Walking

  • Beginning Runner’s Guide – 30/30 Plan

    Many people ask questions about beginning to run on my online forums. They want to know how to start running. They want a training...


    For those accepting the Dopey Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon, here is your training program. Following the popularity of the Goofy Challenge,...