Elodie P I have registered today for the Half Marathon of Lisbon; although i've already ran twice the 20km of Paris this would be my first real Half marathon and i'm sure its gonna be great to run on the bridge..i'm excited !
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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“Was never into running. Was coerced by a friend to take it up as a challenge. Was incredibly tough as I never ran more than 3 km ever. Ran 3 times a week, 3 weeks before the run”
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Mindy B I ran my first half marathon on Sunday october 20. It was the Columbus half Marathon in Columbus Ohio. My time was 2:25:18. It felt great to finish.
Mark G I picked a very hilly course for my first half marathon but it was worth the pain. It was a perfect day!
Jenny S Ran the perimeter of Lago di Vico (Italy) on the 18th Auguest which is just over half marathon distance in 2:09, which I'm very pleased with as a first HM time :)
Carol Anne E Registered for my first half, December 6th, Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon ... thinking I'm slightly mad.
Dave W encouraged this.
Alison K 1st half marathon was part of a Long Course triathlon (70.3 distance) and it wasn't pretty...I then followed that up with two stand alone 13.1 races and was committed to smiling for race photographers, enjoying the event and NOT walking. I accomplished my goal but haven't yet broken the 2:00 mark...that's NEXT!
James H Wasn't part of a race but just went out today with the intention of completing a half marathon distance. I new I wasn't interested in my time, and if I walked at any point it wouldn't matter, however every time I felt like walking or stopping to rest I told myself to just keep the pace going coz the slower I go the longer I'll be doing it for. In the end I completed it without walking in 2hrs 10mins 37sec. It's time for a nap! :D
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!