Training for a Half Marathon

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Training for Walking a Half Marathon
Even though most half marathons are for runners, increasingly more walkers are taking to the race course. Walking a 13.1 mile course will take a fit individual approximately 4 hours, which is a reasonable finish time for many half marathon races around the country. Even though walking may not be... Read more
Big Sur Half Marathon Guide
The Big Sur Half Marathon is an extremely popular race and the 9,000 entry spots sell out every year. The scenic race course of the Big Sur Half makes it one of the top destination half marathons and draws racers from all around the country as well as international runners.... Read more
Chicago Half Marathon Guide
The Chicago Half Marathon is one race of a 3 part half marathon series that also includes the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and the Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon Chicago. The organizers of the Half Marathon Series are offering special opportunities for runners who choose to participate in more than one of... Read more
Rock n Roll Half Marathon Series
It is common to hear non-runners say they don’t run because running isn’t fun. The organizers of the Rock n Roll Marathon Series would beg to differ, however. To them, running and having fun are not mutually exclusive and in fact, go hand in hand. That’s the philosophy behind the... Read more
Brooklyn Half Marathon Guide
The Brooklyn Half Marathon is one race of a 5 borough race series that also includes The NYC Half, the Quuens 10K, the Bronx 10-miler, and the Staten Island Half. The 5 Borough Series is organized by the New York Road Runners and aims to showcase how all of the... Read more
Half Marathon Training Plan for Beginners
Running a half marathon may be the perfect next goal. Running 13.1 miles is a distance that requires hard work and earns respect, but doesn’t wear you out like a marathon can.  Half marathon participation has been quickly rising over the years and more half marathons are taking place than... Read more
From Couch to Course: Half Marathon Training Tips for Non-Runners
So you’re a couch potato and you’re looking to run your first half-marathon? No problem. Even if it seems intimidating now, training for a half marathon is actually a lot easier than it sounds. Follow these tips and your couch to half marathon training plan will be well underway. Get... Read more
5 Training Tips for Your First Half Marathon
A half marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical strength and each part of the marathon requires a specific mental approach. If you’ve raced a 5K or 10K before and you believe you’re ready to attempt a half marathon, you could use a few tips... Read more