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Welcome to the Half marathon Tribe! We're all about sharing advice, asking questions, and generally chatting and catching up on all things 'Half marathon' related. As you're new to the Tribe, why not add a quick post here to introduce yourself to your fell...

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Doing it so I can say I did :)   I am definately a summer runner.. as how it gets me outside and breathing in the fresh air.   My first shall be the Army run in Ottawa :)


Folkestone Half Marathon, Kent, UK - 28 Sept 2014

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Hi All, I am going to register to run the Folkestone Half Marathon on 28 September, anyone doing that one? Would love a virtual training friend! I haven't done a Half for a year or so and need a big race to focus my training on!

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This Sunday is my Half!  Really excited to get going, done with tapering now andf am all pent up energy heehee!  I want to run loads :)


Training program

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I am running the Lewa Half Marathon in Kenya at the end of June. Does anyone know a good/practicle/safe training schedule for between now and then? I can just about do 10km at the moment, but want to get faster!

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How'd it go?


Best foods for pre-race fuel?

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I'm thinking I will eat a light breakfast about 1.5-2 hours before the race. It will include a banana, toast with peanut butter and maybe an energy bar. Washed down with some gatorade. Looking for any and all suggestions on what has worked for you going in...

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I've heard jam on toast works really well as they break down at different rates providing the energy when its needed I think the toast breaks down first providing a quick release then the jam is released during the event (could be the other way round), bu...


Youngest 1/2 M'er ??? .. So, what's YOUR excuse?

Topic • 10 replies   Running is full of amazing stories and they come from all ages and ability levels. One of the latest ones comes from Abilene, Texas, where 6-year-old Keelan Gl...

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I think as long as we are not being foolish with training, but taking it responsibly and taking rest days, nutrition and stretching as key components. I hesitate to restrict anyone from doing it, but there needs to be sound guidance. 


Camelbac Hydration pack? Is this a good idea for the half...

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I've signed up for my fist HM in April. I have been debating about carrying a camelback. I cary one now on every run so it would not be unusual or combersome for me. I live and run in south florida so most days the temp i run in is 80-85F and i find i...


Sports drinks

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What do you prefer to drink during a marathon ?1. Lucozade sport 2. Powerade 3.water

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Just drink water, unless you train with the same electrolyte drink provided in the races. Best type for me in the past has been HEED, But steer clear of those big commercial overhyped supermarket drinks.


Looking for some insights on ensuring I am fuelling my bo...

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I eat pretty well... and use a tracker to ensure I am putting in the calories I take out. What I really need advice on is how to ensure I am giving my body the right food it needs as I train for my first 1/2.... ultimately I am looking for advice during...

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Hi Meredith, hope your training is going well. I agree with Emma P, try to get in lots of good quality carbs such as brown rice and pasta and quinoa. Porridge is always my breakfast of choice before a long run and on  race day. Also make sure you experiment...


Run with or without water belt/hydration vest?

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I know there are water stations along the route, so my question is: Should I run with my 1.5 liter hydration 20oz water bottle belt, or trust the water stations for hydration?

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I did my first Half last October and I used a water belt. Thinking back, I probably didn't need it as there were plenty of water stations and it kind of got in the way. I have a Half coming up in March and I'm inclined to run ths one without carrying water.


Good stuff for a common running complaint...

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I guess I need to break down finally and get one...


Great North Run

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Hi guys, anyone doing the GNR this year? It is my first half marathon. Training is going quite well I think, but always on the look out for added motivation!

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Me too I hope to get in as well, we should have a TS team! loving that idea Kirsten x :D How amazing would it be :) heres to hoping we all get a place and we are all injury free so we can take part. :D Oh yeah!


Training Between Events

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Two weeks ago I ran my first HM. I've still been runing since then but, having really upped the mileage as part of 12 week training plan before the run, I've not been putting in the same mileage. Now I've got my eye on another HM that is five weeks away. S...

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I wouldn't run anything longer then 10 k three weeks before your event. 


"Running Ransom Road"

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Listened to a fantastic interview today with a recovering alcoholic who has used running as part of his process to staying sober.

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Good on you Bonnie!  


Tips for breathing in cold weather?

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Hi everyone, I've just started training for the Silverstone Half Marathon in March but finding it really difficult to stay commited as I'm having breathing problems in the cold air.  I went running last night and after 10 minutes I was really struggling wi...

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I am really grateful for this post, because as a new runner, I am not particularly acquainted with things like this and was having the same problem with coughing. I do a lot of training at night because it is my only option sometimes and Nebraska weather...


Shoe for my first half marathon

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Please suggest a shoe for marathon. I am thinking of ASICS Gel Keyano or Addidas. I am from India and brands mostly available are Nike ,addidas , ascis.

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Always worth getting fitted for your first shoes at a specialist running store, to avoid blowing a ton of money on shoes that won't be comfortable or help you run injury-free.


Running "Naked"

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Hi everyone! So since January 1st of this year I have not put on a running watch at all. It is a new experience for me. I have always been obsessed with pacing and tracking times. I am a 1:36 Halfer and going for a sub 1:35 in May. I just do my training run...

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I am always charting a new trail in my area I have so many too choose from. I love my Garmin, I need to know milage its just a thing for me I like to see that number and pace. And if I am on a new trail or a trail in general your percieved effort is sort of...


reading half

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hi everyone i am newbie here, am doing reading half on sunday which i am looking forward to, have done many half's but not this one, is anyone doing this  

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I wish!  Have a great race :)


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