Training for a half marathon is very different to most other sporting
activities. In order to be a successful half marathon runner you essentially need to be able keep
running at a steady pace for 13.1 miles. At first it
doesn’t matter how fast you do it, the main aim of beginner half marathon runners is to simply get
round the course.
Whereas with other sports there is an element
of skill that can be worked upon to get an edge and give you an advantage over
Running a half
marathon requires no particular skills, in fact anyone who
is healthy and fit enough with a mind to do it could actually run a half
This is what makes running such a unique and
fantastic sport to take part in because running relies purely on improving your fitness and stamina
levels so you can keep going for longer and hopefully quicker.
If you don’t want to end up struggling to
complete your training for a half marathon, then these 4 tips will help you to do
Keep Your Body
Guessing – Stir Things Around
It’s a fact that to be a good distance runner
you need to have exceptional levels of stamina and endurance but these can be developed
However running isn’t the only way to improve
the heart and lungs ability to work this way. You can just as easily do this by using exercises
like rowing, cycling or swimming so use these as well.
What You Are Doing - Follow A Plan
It’s not like it used to be, these days you
don’t train for a race by simply plodding along aimlessly day after day, trying to grind out mile
after mile. Recent research and studies have changed the way that half marathon training is
The biggest problems facing runners such as
overusing the same muscles and joints every day just puts the body at risk of injury.
When you use advanced training techniques like the
ones shown in my new running program - ‘Half Marathon Training For Beginners’ you will notice
rapid improvements in your speed, energy and stamina levels AND you’ll actually be
able to cut down the amount or running that you need to do.
Have Rest Days Every Now And
Having rest days is important
not only to allow your body to recover but also for giving your joints a break and refuelling
– Keep Pushing Onwards
There’s one main reason why so few runners
manage to build up their distances to the point of being able to run a half marathon and that’s
because they never go past their comfort zone. Once you’ve pushed the boundaries of what your
body can do once, it gets much easier to do each time in the future.
If you want to know more about training for a half
marathon, then my new half marathon running guide ‘Half Marathon Training For
Beginners' is an excellent choice...
You’ll find it a great resource to help you
plan your training but also it's a fantastic reference guide for the times when you
need inspiration and new ideas to make your workouts more interesting.
Don't you think you’d be a better runner
if you knew...
What to eat and
How, why and
when to train so you get fitter, stronger and more confident
What to do
to avoid picking up niggling injuries
How to build up to
race day distance in the shortest amount of time
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