Half Marathon Training

I am in training for the Chicago Half Marathon in September. Work and family have kept me from running as much as I want. I should find a time of day to run when things do not get in the way and keep me from running. I ran the Quad Cities Distance Classic Half-Marathon at Augustana College in Moline, IL this spring. The last 3 miles were difficult and I walked quite a bit. I would like to do better this time.

Running in the winter

Running On A Treadmill
I have tried running on a treadmill and it was just to boring. For a while we had a treadmill here at home it wore out. We have been a member of the local YMCA which has a brand new fitness center with state of the art treadmills in front of a battery of TV’s but it was just too boring for me. Author Dr. Stephen R. Covey reads while on running on a treadmill. I am spoiled by running outside it so great I could never be happy running on a treadmill cooped up inside.

What do you do to prepare for a race

You will do best running as training the same distance of the race you want to prepare for. The distance you run in training should be the same as race you are training for. If the race is a 5k you should run that every day. If it is a 10k you could run it every day if you have been running that distance every day, if not you should work up to it by adding from 10% of your distance a week. If it is a longer distance such as a half marathon you should run it at least once a week and maybe 7 miles 2 or 3 times a week and a 5k on the other days.

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