Jonathan G Booked in Montréal for September !
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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“Ran the Narragansett, RI half marathon on 11/2/2014....very bad conditions...rain, sleet, snow, 35 MPH winds. Got to mile10 and told myself, "Just a 5k left to do - no problem." Really tough last 3 miles into the wind - problem. Hurt like hell, but felt great to complete my very first half!”
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Mark H Run many half marathons, but none since a two year lay off from running due to an Achilles problem so I plan to either do this as a training run or as a race sometime before the summer
Karen F encouraged this.
Tina N Canmore women's half marathon sponsored by the Ricky mountain soap company in May 2014! Finished in 2: 16
Dave W encouraged this.
Sue A I do this tomorrow - pretty excited now! Finishing work then heading to Blenheim today - jeeze I hope I can manage this and not be too shattered that I can't enjoy a celebratory beverage.
Sue A 10th May, I'm ready, prepared, excited now, just need new running shirt, this one has been through TOO much training!!
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 !
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).
Éamonn M encouraged this.
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 ! :)
Saul G encouraged this.
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...
J B encouraged this.
Kevin G My first HM was April 2012, but yesterday as my first HM since joining Tribesports, a comfortable 2h2m39s in training
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!
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