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There are a lot of free running charts on the internet and in magazines and books,
however a running schedule is only one part of how to train for a marathon. Let me
put it to you another way. During your marathon race you'll see two types of runners.
The first type are the ones who get injured, are gasping for breath or just manage
to finish by falling over the line. The other type of runners you'll see are well
prepared and have done everything possible within their power to make sure they are
fully prepared. They'll check their watch at every checkpoint, know exactly how much
water to drink and when and also how to pace themselves to their own abilities.
They'll finish the half marathon race with a big smile on their face and their hands
raised because they have achieved their goal. They can tell everyone they know that
they succeeded and will have an awesome time that they can be proud of.
The difference between these two runners is about $30. It's the decision whether
or not to invest in a professional half marathon training schedule for beginners
and it happens before you even start your training. In fact, for most of you reading
this page, this decision will happen now! My advice is to check out some of the
best programs on this page and choose the one which seems right for you. Trust me,
thirty bucks ain't worth the feeling of regret you'll have later which will follow
Half Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners 8 Weeks, 20 Weeks Or Longer?
The best training programs contain half marathon training schedules for beginners
which cover time frames of 8 weeks up to 6 months out from race day. For most people
this decision will come down to how long you have from the time you get the program
until marathon Sunday.
It goes without saying that the sooner you start training the better prepared you'll
be for the running schedule. Don't make the mistake of waiting until you get your
program to start jogging. The better your base level of fitness is, the easier you
will find the training and less likely you will be to get injured. In terms of which
one is better, well this all depends on your level of fitness and running experience.
For novice runners and first timers the longer your program the better because your
body will need to time to adapt to the changes which you'll be imposing on yourself.
Half Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners Free
The best half marathon training schedule for beginners running plans available fore
free can be found at logyourrun.com. However, remember that a running program won't
give any advice about your marathon diet, equipment, injury prevention, blisters,
chaffing and a multitude of other considerations which you won't know about until
it's too late.
One of the biggest aspects of training for a half marathon is mental preparation.
A professional half marathon training schedule for beginners will give you a complete
picture of what you need to know and be prepared for in training and during each
stage of the training.
Pre-race routines are prescribed right down to meal sizes, sleep patterns and rest
periods. Leave nothing to chance and get a proper program.
The half marathon distance is approximately 13.1 miles (21.1 km).
Now, don't make the mistake which a lot of people make and assume that because it's
only a half marathon that it's going to only be half as difficult. This is quite
far from the truth. The step up from half marathon to marathon may be big, but it's
nowhere near as big as the gap from having done nothing to doing your first half
Half Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners Biggest Mistake
By far the biggest mistake, which most novices make, is not to invest in a proper
half marathon training schedule for beginners. For most would-be half marathoners
the training program will be the cheapest of your marathon purchases, however it
also happens to be the most important as well as the most overlooked.