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Here’s a quick rundown on how I’m planning to run a half Marathon by March, with some resources and a training programs below:

1. Go sign up for a half on March 24- Rock’n’Roll Dallas is a good one.

2. Go to Map My Run and setup a 1mi, 2mi and 3mi course around your neighborhood.  Then find some friends to do your long runs with on the weekends.

3. Follow this training program, or find one similar.  Hal Higdon Training Programs.

Half Marathon Training Schedule: Novice 2
WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
1 Rest 3 m run 3 m run 3 m run Rest 4 m run cross
2 Rest 3 m run 3 m pace 3 m run Rest 5 m run cross
3 Rest 3 m run 4 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m run cross
4 Rest 3 m run 4 m pace 3 m run Rest 7 m run cross
5 Rest 3 m run 4 m run 3 m run Rest 8 m run cross
6 Rest 3 m run 4 m pace 3 m run Rest 5-K Race cross
7 Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 9 m run cross
8 Rest 3 m run 5 m pace 3 m run Rest 10 m run cross
9 Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 10-K Race cross
10 Rest 3 m run 5 m pace 3 m run Rest 11 m run cross
11 Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 12 m run cross
12 Rest 3 m run 2 m pace 2 m run Rest Rest Half Marathon 

Get running and get ready for a great race!!!

Any questions, feel free to contact us.

See also:

http://www.chirunning.com/

http://zenhabits.net/barefoot-running/

 

So you’ve decided to run a half marathon.  Congratulations.  I’m stoked for you.  I wasn’t made for half marathons, 6″4 240 lbs, but I’ve ran about 20 half’s through the last five or so years and have loved every minute of it. Just goes to prove, if I can run a half, and love it, you can too.

I believe pushing your limits and expanding your abilities is one of the most wonderful things you can do in this life and a half marathon is a great place, great distance to start.

Here’s some quick tips for your first half-marathon:

1. Good shoes.  Feet are the most important part of running.  Standing on them, landing on them, using them to propel you for 13 miles.  Go to a good foot store and get some legit sneakers.  I’ve loved New Balance 990’s, 992’s and 993’s since day one.  I just switched to the  NB 1226 and LOVE em!  Thanks Erin Gaugalitz.

2. Get a partner.  I’ll always do more with someone holding me accountable.

3. Set a schedule.  You’ll need to run a good 3-4 times a week and a strength workout to go along with it will keep you in shape as you pound the pavement for the next couple months.  Get accustomed to running by yourself, but set a run a week where you meet up with your partner and go.

4. Get started today.  Go outside and walk/run for 30 minutes.  If you can’t run/ walk for 30 minutes, here’s your workout.  Don’t push too hard.  Enjoy it.  But get started.