Half Marathon Training Schedule

Half Marathon Training For Beginners

Half marathon training for beginners should be totally different to the approach used by an experienced half marathon runner for a number of reasons. Whilst a beginner will be starting with a very low level of fitness or none at all, experienced or intermediate runners will have progressed way beyond the basics and should have at least some running under their belts.

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The following points should be a consideration before starting any beginner’s half marathon training program: -

#1 Get Your Body Checked Out

First things first. Go to your doctor or physiotherapist to get any old injuries or niggles sorted out first. Check your health and joints for any problems. If you are in good health and have no injury or illness problems then you can safely begin your training.

#2 Invest A Little Money

As a minimum requirement, you’ll need to get yourself a good, well fitting pair of running shoes. If you can get to a store that specialize in running gear then you’ll be able to get them check your running gait so they’re a perfect fit.

You will also need to educate yourself fully as to how your body changes during your training, injury prevention and the right type of nutrition for your sport. Going in to this blind will make your job very much harder and you really do risk injury and over training if you don’t get it right.

Finally it’s a really good idea to get some appropriate clothing such as waterproofs, thermal underwear, a hat and gloves and a couple of pairs of running socks.

#3 Build A Solid Foundation

Start off slowly, increase your distances slowly but regularly and allow yourself some recovery time between runs. As a general rule at least 24 – 48 hours and more if you’ve pushed yourself quite a bit and don’t worry if you need longer at the beginning.

If you’re unable to run at first then just try to power walk and build up to jogging from there, then you may be able to progress a little faster. Running 3 times a week should be enough to start seeing noticeable improvements.

It's far better to start off slowly and then keep progressing than to have to cut your half marathon training short and give the whole idea up just because you overdid it at the start.

Many people make this mistake. They decide they’re going to run a half marathon, get excited about running one. They’re motivated at the thought of doing it but unfortunately their enthusiasm turns out to be their downfall.

You need to be strict with the amount of training you do, neither too much nor too little.

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