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How to run a half marathon

Train For A Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)
Here is the ideal half marathon training schedule. You will need to run at least 10 miles once a week for at least a few months before the event. An ideal schedule would be to run 7 miles Tuesday and Thursday and 5 miles on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Sunday go for a nice long run of 10 to 13 miles.
Write down approximately what you think your daily mileage is right now. Total this up to get your weekly mileage. To stay injury free you should not increase this total more than 10 per-cent a week.

What you can do to run faster

Ever line up next to that guy wearing shorts and gloves at a December Jingle Bell Jog? After the race starts you think you are doing ok, so you just stay with him for a while. Long about the first mile split the race is over for you and you just coast the rest of the way, getting one of your worst times. Wouldn’t it be great to start pulling away from this guy in the last mile? Well here are some little tricks that just might make that happen. On your daily runs start off from the very first step going your absolute fastest. Try and keep this up for at least a quarter mile.