Training for a full or half marathon takes dedication and discipline, but listening to advice from those who have been through it before can help you avoid mistakes that will hold you back. Allie Burdick has been running for almost 20 years and has her list of top five mistakes to avoid as you prepare to reach your goals.
No matter what the distance, pacing your run properly can mean the difference between reaching your goal or falling short. With The Pacing Project, you can create the right strategy for race day. Coach Dave Schell shares his story of how he used The Pacing Project to help his athlete succeed.
For runners taking on their first Half marathon, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Coach Allie Burdick identifies four key elements of preparation and what you should and should not do to be prepared on race day.
After a successful 10k, one runner wants to know if he can start Hal’s 12 week Novice 1 program at the six week mark and still be ready for a Half marathon.
The best strategy seems to be to relax for the early miles and be willing to give away a minute or two off perfect pace, knowing you can regain lost time as crowds around you begin to thin.
Hal helps a runner who trained for, and completed, a half marathon but has since decided to do another. His advice will help her finish the second half marathon.
The Goofy Challenge at Disney World requires racing a half marathon and full marathon back-to-back. If you're training for this event you'll want to check out Hal Higdon's intermediate and advanced training plans.
When temperatures peak in the summer we need to slow down, drink more, cover up, and cut miles.
Many runners avoid the pavement in an attempt to minimize injury. However, coach Ben Rosario makes the case for running on hard surfaces in order to prepare for race day.
There was a time when I might have told someone new to running that they should just buy a cheap pair of sneakers, then after they wear out in a few hundred miles, they will have learned enough about foot fit to walk into a running specialty store with some idea of what to buy. But now feel: why wait? Head to that store before Mile 1.