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Woo hoo! You must really be a runner! Congratulations on deciding to embark on the journey to complete the Half Marathon distance. I guarantee this will be a rewarding experience.
Before you begin this journey, I strongly suggest you:
Complete my Run Strong program at least once or twice
Complete at least one 10K event.
What to expect:
The Half Marathon is 21.1 kilometres – that's more than double the distance of the 10K, and that much more demanding of your mind, body and spirit.
It's important to realize that it takes more time to prepare for the longer distance, and it's likely you'll be generally more tired. That also means it will involve more organizing your time to fit your workouts into a busy schedule, with more time away from family, work and other commitments.
You'll need to be able to rest and recover when you feel tired, and you'll need to make sure you take good care of yourself with healthy lifestyle choices. There is no doubt the physical demands in this program will take a greater toll on other aspects of your life.
So, let's begin by recognizing the commitment. Pencil your workouts into your planner like any other important meeting, and resolve to stick to them! Each training session brings you that much closer to achieving your goal.
This program is broken into 3 phases. You'll find suggestions for what to do each day of the week – including running, rest days and options for cross training.
At a minimum, complete the workouts on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. But optimally, follow all the suggestions!
Your Program Phases
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