How to Train for a Half Marathon

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How to Train for a Half Marathon

You dream about running a half marathon, but there’s something you must do before you run. You must train! Training for a half marathon is quite intense, but that depends on the fitness level of the person. I wanted to share my best tips for training for a half marathon!

Training Partner

One of the best ways to prepare for a half marathon is to have a training partner. Even if it’s only for accountability, it’s a smart move to make. Having a training partner allows you to keep training, even when you feel like giving up.

Good Shoes

When it comes to running, we have discussed that you can’t just wear any “old” pair of shoes. You need shoes that are going to provide comfort during those long runs. Running can be incredibly hard on your feet, which means you need good shoes to keep you going.

Proper Clothing

There are no rules in running that say you HAVE to wear a specific type of clothing. As long as you’re not wearing jeans during a half-marathon, you will survive. However, you will want to make sure you have clothing that’s comfortable and fits your style for the long trek ahead. Some runners dress in layers, so they can peel off clothing as they get too warm. As you become more acquainted with running, you will start to understand what temperature you are during running!

Create a Training Schedule

I would say one of the hardest parts of training for a half-marathon is sticking with a training schedule. It’s important to create a schedule that makes sense to you and that you will follow through on. Make sure you print out the training schedule and have hard copies of it lying around your home. Also, add it to your digital calendar to ensure you don’t miss a training session.

Training for a half marathon can be fun and rewarding! Running a half-marathon is life changing. Will you train for a half-marathon this year? Tell me all about your plans!

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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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