The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Running a Half Marathon

If you’re a runner, chances are the half marathon distance is on your radar. According to the annual half marathon report compiled by Running USA, nearly 2 million runners finished a 13.1-mile race in 2015. The distance is popular for good reason: It’s long enough to feel like a major accomplishment, but the training isn’t as time-consuming as a full marathon.

If you think you’re ready to tackle a half marathon, this step-by-step guide will help you prepare like a seasoned veteran.

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Megan Harrington

Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.
Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.

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