Advanced Guide to your First Half Marathon

For most, running a 5k or a 10k can be a challenge.  However, there are the few of us that are always looking for more.  For those, the half-marathon can be the final piece in the puzzle.  There is a big difference in being conditioned to run a half-marathon and a full marathon. That is why the half-marathon is the most run race among women.  It is at a level that is both challenging and achievable for most with adequate training.  Below is a chart that will get you from the 10k level to the half-marathon.  A good friend of mine and ultra-runner Ashley Shih (Instagram: @shihruns) once told me that if you can run 1/2 the distance of the race you are looking to enter, then you can run the whole thing!  That really stuck with me and I was able to complete my first 1/2 marathon in February of 2014.  Since then, I have run multiple races and am now working on running my first marathon in November along  with expanding my half-marathon races to the Disney Princess Half-Marathon!  (You can register for the 2016 race here) Chart: P= Pace Run  (Run this day at the pace you would like to finish the 1/2 marathon in) Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 4.30.19 PM   My first 1/2 marathon was the Scenic City Half Marathon in Chattanooga, TN. iPhone 5 Pictures 005     Featured Original Image from:  

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