Top 10 tips for hydrating when training for a half marathon - Getting fluids in you during your long runs is key for optimal training. But how much, when and why? Here are 10 tips to making sense of it all, by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of the best-selling "Marathoning for Mortals", the "Running for Mortals" and "Training for Mortals" series.
13.1 and done - There are some truly great marathon finish lines: Boston, with the run up Boylston; New York, running through Central Park; Chicago, heading up Michigan Avenue. They are all views not to be missed. My problem with these finishes was that by the time I got there, with the exception of Chicago, the sun was already going down. This may help explain why I've become more and more excited about running half marathons. After all, my half marathon time is pretty good - if it was for a full marathon.
Should you fear the thirteenth mile? - As runners approach the start of a half marathon, a lot of superstitions come to play a relevant role. It is amazing how many varieties of pre-race preparation routines exist. Some will eat always the same breakfast, some will not shave on race day, some other will listen to their lucky tune, or tie their running shoes in a specific fashion. But what about that final half marathon mile, mile 13?
Why is the half marathon so popular? - In recent years, there has been an explosion of half marathon races across the United States. Why has the half marathon increased in participation? Here are some thoughts. Source: WorldwideRunning.com.
How to choose the right half marathon for you - With literally hundreds and hundreds of half marathon races across the country and around the world to choose from, how do you pick the one to run that is right for you, particularly if you are a beginner? For most people, the answer is most likely driven by their work and vacation schedules, but it is a good idea to consider as wide a selection of possible choices before committing to a race. Source: WorldwideRunning.com.