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Old 07-29-2008, 05:23 AM
 
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All of you runners out there, how do you train for a half-marathon? I have ran a 5k and 10k, but I am thinking of moving up to a half-marathon. I found a 10 week training schedule online, but didn't know if I should be preparing somehow before the 10 week frame.
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That's great that you're thinking about doing a half marathon. I did one last February. I used a 12 week training schedule and tried to follow the schedule as closely as I could. I think the only prerequisite is being able to run about 3 miles a day and having the time to run. I'm not a professional runner, but if you have any questions i'd be happy to share my experience with you. You can send me message. It's a great challenge and very rewarding in the end.
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I completed a full marathon in Columbus with the walking division. I will never do it again......but..if you choose the marathon you are going to do..and go on their website, they have training plans you can use. We used the plan and it helped!
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It's so rewarding! I have ran 3 half-marathons, each one is hard but rewarding. I am not a natural runner, so I did what AlohaGirl did...used a 12-week schedule and followed it. Just be sure to listen to your body as you are training, stay hydrated, and wear good shoes.
What are impressive to me are the full marathoners! The thought of turning around and running back to the starting line after my races would have brought me to tears!!!
Do you have a race in mind to train for?
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What 12 Week program do you use? I am planning on running in December so I have plenty of time to train.
Any advise would be wonderful!!!!


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I think I just used Hal Higdon's training program. If you look up half marathon training in google you'll find it. I just adjusted the program to my time and needs. I think I might have taken the 'Strength and Stretch' day as another rest day. I trained by myself but if i ever did another 1/2 marathon I would do it with a partner. If you're running in Dec., my suggestion is not to start training too early so you don't get burnt out and peak at the right time.

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