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What is the minimum long run training distance to finish a half-marathon?

As per the title, what is the minimum long run training distance to merely be capable of finishing a half-marathon? I've been trying to research this myself and answers seem to be all over the place ...
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Finding the correct Marathon Pace

Last Sunday on the weekly LSR, I got to talk with a follow runner that was about to run his first Marathon in 2 months time. The subject was how to find the correct Marathon pace, and it turned out ...
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Worthwhile to cross-train while preparing for half-marathon

I will be running a half-marathon in two and a half months. This will be the third half marathon I've run. I hope to run it in under two hours; my previous best is just under 2:08. My resting heart ...
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Heart Rate for a Half Marathon

I've just completed the Newport Half Marathon and had an pretty steady heart rate of 88% of my max. My details are here. Is this good? Generally speaking, what should the heart rate be for a half ...
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How to keep rhythm when running for long-distances?

I will participate to a 4-Person Half Marathon Relay and I did a few training runs for the 5km that will be my part in the marathon. Usually I tend to accelerate and get tired earlier but I was with a ...
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How to improve half marathon pace?

I am a slow runner averaging about 7 min/km. I run 2-3 times every week with a weekly mileage of 20-24 kms. I plan to sign up for a few HMs this summer and I am targeting a sub 2:30 hours finish time. ...
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Should I run a marathon without training for it if I'm training for half-marathon?

In a few weeks I'm going to run my first half-marathon. I ran a lot of 10K races, but never a marathon. Should I run a marathon a couple of months later my half-marathon, without a specific training?...
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Is running 20km or more each weekend too much?

I'm preparing for running a 30 km road race (18/19 miles) in two months. For the moment I have achieved 21 km, twice last year and once this year (last week end). I have been advised not to increase ...
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What marathon program should I use to prepare for a race in 4 months?

I would like to follow a specific marathon program in order prepare for a marathon which is due on October 21 but don't really know which one to follow. There are actually so many programs available ...
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What could be a training for a just Saturdays and Sundays?

I don't have much time to do my trainings, I just do my long run on Sundays mornings, but I would like training on Saturdays too, but maybe the training of Saturday could affect my long run of Sundays....
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Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?

I am training to run my first half-marathon, which will take place roughly 8 months from now. The majority of the races that I have seen advertised all seem to begin early in the day, usually in the ...
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Is it possible to train for a 1/2 marathon while powerlifting?

I have been a casual runner for over 10 years now and have run 1/2 marathons and a full marathon previously. During this time I was lifting as well, but more in a bodybuilding format rather than ...
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How long before first marathon? [closed]

For someone of a healthy weight and in good cardiovascular shape (swimming and cycling) how long should I wait before my first marathon? Until last month I never ran more than 5 miles in my life, but ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

I'll try to keep this as short as possible but if this exceeds the limit then please bear with me. I'm 29 y/o Indian male and I was a serious (if not professional) body builder when I was younger. I ...
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What is the mileage needed to run half-marathon in minimalist shoes without injury?

I have been running in minimalist shoes for about 4 months now, gradually getting to 40-80 km a month. The maximum distance I have run so far is 12 kilometers. I want to run a half-marathon in about ...
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Can I train for running with a minor finger injury?

I usually just run 1 day per week, I just do my long run for 20k, but now I have a minor injury in my finger, I have a mallet finger (or baseball finger) so I need to use a stack split in my finger ...
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How to practice for a half-marathon in three months while weight-lifting?

I'm not much of a runner currently, but can probably run 10 km in 55 min. I weight-lift three days a week and don't want to cut it down. How should I design my running schedule so as to optimise my ...
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What's the best way to prepare for my first half marathon? Is strength and running training enough?

I decided to try to do the super halfs challenge next year: 5 half marathons in 6 months. The first one (in Lisbon) is in 4 months and I'm going to start training. I've been running once or twice a ...
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How should I calculate my pace for the popular distances?

Two weeks ago I finished a 10k race in 52:31. Now I want to try Half Marathon under 2 hours. For that I plan to follow this training plan: https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/half-marathon/...
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Running plan review - for half marathon training

I am a novice runner and below is my running plan to achieve Half-marathon distance: Mon - Rest Tue - 3km Wed - 5km Thur - 5km Friday - Cross training Sat. - Long Run(16km) Sun....
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Is it possible to qualify for Boston or break 3 hours in a marathon with only weekend training?

Is it possible to qualify for Boston or break 3 hours in a marathon with only weekend training? Currently running +10 miles twice a week on the weekend and I am wondering how far that might take me ...
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Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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How should I train for multiple running races simultaneously?

This year, I'm planning on running a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon in 2015. The dates of the races other than the 5k haven't been announced yet. However, based on last year's dates, there will be ...
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How to protect index toe in long run training?

I always get hurt the index toe of my right foot when doing my long run, the nail is black and very thick. In my last run I applied a little vaseline, it was better but still the index toe get hurt. ...
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What are the pros and cons of training running just one day per week (18k-22k)? [duplicate]

I usually do a long run every sunday, something beetween 18 and 22k, I am just starting training for runnning, so I woluld like to know the pros and cons of just training one day per week. I mean ...
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Maintaining muscle mass while training for half-marathon

I’ve been training for my first half-marathon; running a lot of long distance lately. I’ve found it difficult to maintain muscle mass in my arms and chest, due to all of the calories I’m burning ...
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Can running up/down stairs substitute for hill runs in half-marathons?

Background : Amateur/hobby runner, done 4 10k runs with personal best: 56 min. I'm practising for my first half-marathon (due in 6 months), and am mainly looking to finish without stopping; no time ...
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How should I adjust my half-marathon training schedule after missing a week?

I'm running my first half marathon on 10/23. I had been training with a schedule that added a mile to the long run every week. The last three weeks of the schedule look like this: | Week | M | T ...
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Whats the ideal temperature for running in high humidity?

If running at 50-60 deg F is ideal for a marathon in low humidity (RH < 60%) then what is the ideal temp for high humidity (RH > 60%) ? Is it the same? It is the same but the value is more like ...
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Running 21k with a slightly bad knee (ligament damage) - knee sleeve/brace recommendation

Background 25 year old male with a small tear to my MCL on my right knee (at 21 years old). I've done a couple of half marathons since then. I wear a knee sleeve which compresses it and it does help ...
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Train to Run Marathons [closed]

I wish to run simple marathons. Especially marathons that ring in New Year. Here is my physical activity so far (6+ days a week) Surya Namaskar, 90 repititions 10 minute bike, or alternate day, 5 ...
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Is it better to run 3 ten mile runs with food breaks or one 24-26 mile run when training for a marathon?

Is it better to run 3 ten mile runs with food breaks or one 24-26 mile run when training for a marathon? How would this translate to a race time?
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First Marathon for treadmill runner

I have been running on a treadmill regularly as part of my gym routine for the past two years. Over the last six months or so, I have been regularly doing 5 Km in 30 mins twice a week in addition to ...
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How to finish Half Maraton in under 2 hour? I have 4 months to prepare [duplicate]

I run a half marathon in January 2016, completed this in 2 hour 40 mins. After that I got little lazy and didn't spend much time in training. Sometimes I go for running around 8 KM, around 2-3 days a ...
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Recovery lifestyle such as training scheduling and dieting for gluten-intolerant endurance runner?

Gluten-intolerance has surprises such as supplements with gluten, non-gluten products with gluten-contamination and non-absorption of necessary building products such as proteins and vitamins to the ...
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