Kel M Yeah babeeee ...1st HM survived ..perfect conditions ...happy as with game plan ..comfy 20km actually sand most of the way came home strong 5:16min last km 2:20 ...couldn't be happier with outcome !
Running a half marathon is a great distance target for intermediate runners to aim for, either as a goal in itself or as a stepping stone before a longer term target of a full marathon.
Experienced runners can also use running a half marathon as training for a marathon. The distance for a half is 21k (13.1 miles), so start increasing your running distance, improve your endurance and build your way up. Good luck!
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“Did my first one today. A great setting through Baylor University campus and Cameron Park in Waco, TX. Brutal hills, great supporting crowed, and cool weather made it a fun challenge.”
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Louis B Did 2 21,1 K runs last year. Early this month ran another one, next to some over 21,1 K training runs (like last saturday).
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Elodie P Done the Lisbon Half Marathon this weekend in 2:01:37, disappointed about that chrono... i planned on doing it in less than 1:57:00 :/ can only do better next time ! :)
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Paola D Just registered for the Wineglass Half Marathon on Oct 5, 2014. This will be my first.
1st Goal: Have Fun!!!
2nd Goal: Just Finish!!
My biggest pointer, don't overthink it. Then trust your training and make sure you have the right shoes and have ran in them before the race. For me I whole heartedly believed in my training and new I had done enough...
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Kevin G My first HM was April 2012, but yesterday as my first HM since joining Tribesports, a comfortable 2h2m39s in training
Murray S Who would have thought at 45 I'd be doing my first Half Marathon. First official race in 32 years. Time was 1:50:02 19th place over all.
Murray S Finished my 12 week half HM training last night. Off to Sarnia shortly for the HM tomorrow. Calling for minus 21 tomorrow morning so it should be interesting. Wish me luck!!
David L Running my first half on 3/30...68 days left to train and feeling okay. 6 mile run coming up this weekend so I should be on track!
Great Stuff ....keep it up it will help build those muscles you need for that running and will improve your fast twitch for your netball......my sister plays netball too ..... :) good luck
- thanks for that - I think I was probably getting a bit too keen! I'll just stick to bodyweight exercises and kettlebells then, don't want my body to get into too much shock! I still have all my toe nails though, s...
Sorry Victoria I meant to wish you good luck I am sure you will reach your goal ... :)
I have started my training with Hal Higdon he is realistic in the way you should train for your goal of a half marathon, but advises cross training in between, if you have not lifted weights before you started your t...
Allyballydoodlealltheday H Signed up yesterday for my first half Marathon .... 18th May here I come :)
Tina N I just signed up for my first official race, a half marathon. It's the Ricky Mountain Soap Company women's run in Canmore, Alberta, Canada in May!
Allyballydoodlealltheday H encouraged this.
I think everyone has pretty much covered it so I'm just going to say one thing - love every minute of it and good luck!
A few pointers... Go to a running shop and get your gait analyzed Have a look at Warm-up and cool down correctly Cross training will definitely help and strengthen that core Stretch, see, Enjoy y...
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Get your gait analyzed and a proper running shoe. Gait is how we walk or run, it is often very simple to address if there is an issue and can cause a problem if you do not. I pronate naturally which means my foot goe...
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!