Make time in your schedule to do non-running type training, aerobic training is the best as well as some light resistance gym work.
It is good to know the course and if possible run it a couple of times to get used to its nuances. Also find out what drinks are available during the competition, train using that particular brand of sports drink.
The easiest way, if you are a professional runner, to calculate the pace you should run for a half marathon is to refer to a grid calculation. Just input the time in which you wish to complete the race and the grid will work out how fast you should be running each kilometer. However, if […]
Our concluding part of the best destinations to run a half marathon takes us to more superb places in the world, where perhaps you had never thought as competition venues but definitely are. Our first point of call is Canada where every August the magnificent Sea Wheeze race takes place. Half Marathon – Sea Wheeze […]
Running a half marathon can be an immensely rewarding experience, completing any long-distance race takes courage, preparation and a great deal of training. Whilst 13.1 miles is not overly long, it still takes a lot to accomplish, and the destinations that we are highlighting in this blog may just be the very inspiration that you […]
A half marathon is a perfect distance to run: it is long enough to be challenging but not as grueling as a full marathon, so preparation and recovery times are less tasking. There is a growing body of running enthusiasts that are now taking the opportunity to satisfy their passion for running whilst at the […]
In part one of we investigated when you should buy new running shoes. We talked about the midshoe breakdown and the importance of this part of a running shoe, and how it can deteriorate and be extremely damaging to your feet, ankles and knees. In this post we are going to look at other contributing […]
Listening to music whilst you are exercising is a favorite pastime for many fitness fans, it takes the boredom out of the treadmill or pounding the streets. With the development of lighter and sturdier portable music devices and lightweight headphones, it makes listening to your favorite artist during the run really easy. In this blog […]
It might sound like an obvious question, but when should you replace your running shoes? Running is an extremely cheap sport as you don’t need a lot of gear, but the one thing you do need is proper running shoes in good nick. You will need to replace them on a fairly regular manner if […]
You have successfully completed your training and now are looking where to run on your first half marathon. In this post we are going to look at some extraordinary places around the world that you can run a half marathon. Bhutan International Half Marathon Possibly one of the highest half marathon running events in the […]
There are some brilliant American half marathons to run and in this post, we look at some of the best locations that you can run a half marathon in the United States. These bucket list races are in some of the most awesome places that you could possibly wish to run. Star Wars Half Marathon […]
The time has finally come, the day of the race is here, and all your training days are now going to be put to the test. In this blog we will look at the best strategies to implement on race day of your half marathon. You have probably spent twelve or fourteen weeks in preparation […]
The second part of our blog gives you tips on how to train for your first half marathon. We are going to talk about quality over quantity and the virtues of selecting your training regime carefully. Quality over Quantity In the part one we looked at increasing your VO2 Max level and the benefits this […]
If you are an enthusiastic runner and are thinking of running your first half marathon then this blog certainly can help. Perhaps you have a 5K under your belt and now are ready for something a little more demanding. The half marathon is ideal, as it is long enough to be taxing and will stand […]