In order to reduce the risk of injury and run your best, proper training is essential to cover all 13.1 miles. By setting aside just a few hours each week to run, strength train and cross train, you can reach your maximum potential on race day.
For both beginning and experienced runners, following a training plan can help you reach your goals. Training plans provide the structure and guidance you need to ensure you reach the start line healthy and ready to race. Most half marathon training programs are between 10 - 12 weeks.
Half marathon training plans can be as general as a set amount of miles per week, or they can incorporate specific workouts with training paces tailored to your abilities. You can find a sample week of half marathon training here.
And while you can certainly train for a half marathon on your own, finding a group to run with can help you stay motivated and accountable. Fleet Feet stores around the country offer regular fun runs and training programs.
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