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How to train for a half marathon (Can only run 2.5 miles max) (Read 460 times)

    You are doing just fine without a heart rate monitor.  If you really want to monitor your heart rate, you will want to know your maximum heart rate.  A 5K race is a good way to estimate your maximum heart rate.

     

    You are ready to run a 5K race.  If you push yourself hard enough in a 5K, you should see at about 98% of your maximum heart rate toward the end.  Your 5K race time, with or without heart rate, is good for calculating appropriate training run speeds.  

    jmcfarlandrunner


      I strongly recommend that you check this out half marathon running programs.  They offer a bunch of free running programs at all types of fitness levels.  Hope this helps and good luck on your training!

      jmcfarlandrunner


        I strongly recommend that you check this out half marathon running programs.  They offer a bunch of free running programs at all types of fitness levels.  Hope this helps and good luck on your training!

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