8 Coaches on Tackling Your First Half Marathon
After running for more than 11 years, it’s easy for me to jump ahead when talking about training or sharing my weekly workouts. But I remember when I was just starting out and needed some down to basics advice on how to get started, and really how to keep going even though I sucked!
The most common questions I get emails about are usually related to injuries, shoes and what to eat before/after running. Hopefully over the coming weeks, I can provide answers to a number of those questions.
But to kick us off, I asked eight coaches to share their best advice for tackling your first half marathon, and there's is definitely a theme among what each had to say.
8 Coaches on Tackling Your First Half Marathon:
“Enjoy EVERY milestone. There will be times that you've run farther than ever before and you should reflect and relish that milestone!”- Danica, ChicRunner.com
“Build up slowly and enjoy the process! The first half marathon is about teaching your body how to handle increased mileage and to see if you enjoy the distance.“- Heather, BetterWithVeggies.com
“If you miss a training day, don’t freak out and try to add the miles on tomorrow… shrug your shoulders and stay on your plan for both your body and mind.” - Taylorr, LiftingRevolution.com
“Focus on building the mileage first, speed second. Your first experience should be about finishing the distance. Use number two for improving the pace.” - Amanda, MissZippy.com
When training in a group “always remember it is about your best possible! Not the person on the left or right of you.”- Bobbie, BobbieMcCormick.com
This story first appeared on runtothefinish.com.