5 Half Marathon Fears and How to Conquer Them

The half marathon distance has been dramatically growing in popularity over the past few years. It's a decent challenge for those who have graduated from a 10K, yet not as demanding as a marathon (and it takes far less time to train for).

But moving up to 13.1 miles from single-digit runs can be intimidating for even the most confident runners. Fears pop up from every angle the first time you commit to a half marathon. Whether these fears are legitimate or not, they can have a major negative effect on your race day experience—if you even get there in the first place.

From a DNF to the IR list, these common worries must be pushed out of your mind if want to have the race of your life.

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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