Training For a Half Marathon
“With self-discipline, all things are possible”
Do you have a goal in 2017 of completing a road race? Whether this is your first or tenth time, setting up a plan to follow is always needed for both beginners and experts. Remember, the hardest part of any plan is to START! The steps you take today will help in the long run of achieving any goal you set for yourself.
Get motivated and track your progress with a running app. Our favorite apps not only log your running stats but provide coaching along the way.
Nike + Running (Nike App)
The Nike+ Running App tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals — whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record. From first-time runners to marathon veterans, you’ll get the measurement and motivation you need to run farther and faster than ever before. Welcome to the world’s greatest running. (Learn More)
Endomondo (Under Armour App)
Stay motivated to reach your running goals with a personal training plan that adapts to your fitness level as you go. Check your progress and keep a log of all your workouts. (Learn More)
Garmin Connect (Garmin App)
Garmin Connect works seamlessly with your Garmin device. Whether uploading your activities or downloading a training plan, you won’t find a better fit. You can create a training group, get feedback and encouragement from your friends, and a whole lot more. (Learn More)
This is a gentle program just to get you started. The more you train, the quicker you will be able to cover more distance. Follow the weekly training schedule to run a half marathon in 12 weeks.
Training Schedules Courtesy of HalHigdon.com
You have a few half marathons under your belt and are now ready to improve your time. The jargon used in the plan below should be familiar to you if you are an avid runner. Follow the weekly training schedule (12 weeks total) to challenge your pace and strength.
Training Schedule Courtesy of HalHigdon.com
Essential Gear for Marathon Runners
Apparel is more important to running than you may think. Having the proper gear can get you motivated and help you track your progress. An important aspect when choosing gear is to look for moisture-wicking properties along with zip pockets to store your phone or cash. Tights and long sleeve compression shirts help prevent chaffing when you begin distance running.
Selecting a running shoe is a major factor to begin training. Before shopping, check the wear pattern on an old pair of shoes. This will show you where most of your weight is being put when you walk. As you search for the right shoe, consider the shape of your feet. Take notice of your arches.
Always remember to restore your body after a long run by increasing your protein intake. These nutrition bars and supplements will help you to recover and increase strength to continue training.
Garmin Vivoactive HR Activity Tracker
Nike Pro Combat Cool Compression T-Shirt
Nike Dri-FIT Element 1/2 Zip Long Sleeve Shirt
ASICS GEL-Kayano 23 Running Shoes
Thor-Lo Experia Thor-wick Cool Running Socks
CLIF Margarita Shot Bloks
CLIF Blueberry Crisp Bar
BlenderBottle SportMixer Bottle
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