Half Marathon Trainers


1st Half Marathon in May (Read 260 times)

Timothy Wilson



    I am running my first 1/2 marathon on 20 May.  I am looking for some good tips on how to prepare.  Any help that you can render will be greatly appreciated.

      Welcome to the HM group. If you would like to share your log, I bet you'd get some good advice.

      Go as long as you can, and then take another step.

      Team 9 from Outer Space

        Welcome! The half is a great distance!


        My best tip on preparing is to use your training runs to figure out what you will do race day.  If you plan to carry water on race day, get used to the feel of it before race day. Some people like to use gels (I like Sharkies) while other people don't use anything in a half marathon. Also some people tolerate Gatorade well or don't like what Cytomax does to their gut so it's worth knowing what your race has and whether you want to have any on race day. You've got long runs between now and then to figure those things out. Smile


        And if you have questions, just ask! Smile

        "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)


        Three half marathons later, I got a number. Half Fanatic #9292. :)


          I think you will find this a nice supportive group, great positive energy.

          The half appeals to runners of widely differing age and experience.


           I do admire people who can run great distances and push themselves to exhaustion, but its not for me.

          I like to feel I am racing, not just trying to survive- the half is long enough to be a real test of fitness, but it is a fast race.


          My only advice at this point is that over-prepared is better than under-prepared.

          Tell us more about your training and we can be more specific.

          PBs since age 60:  5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.

                                              10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.


             I do admire people who can run great distances and push themselves to exhaustion, and we are in that group!

             FIFY speaking from my own perspectiveSmile

            Go as long as you can, and then take another step.

            an amazing likeness

              Purely an editorial comment....I always wonder why people do this type of message posting.  Posted once on 3/30 and hasn't been back since to see if there's any information or followup.... Confused


              Anyway, hope he has a good run on May 20th.  Maybe he'll be running with me in Halifax that day.

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