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Is it possible to train for a 1/2 marathon while powerlifting?

Yes, although In the fitness world especially, excess cardio will drain your calories and reduce muscle which is needed for powerlifting. On the other hand, lifting heavy weights and gaining weight ...
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Running plan review - for half marathon training

I'd take a look at the free half marathon training plans from Hal Higdon. Plans are available for all skill levels. The general formula for the beginner plans is as follows: Monday: rest Tuesday: ...
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Train to Run Marathons

Source: I've done one marathon, a 50k, and many, many, many runs at distances under that. I'm no expert just relaying what I've learned and come to understand. Hope you find it helpful. Running The ...
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How long before first marathon?

I would rather say it is not about waiting if not about preparation and training. I've seen people starting from the zero(in terms of running, otherwise in a good fitness) with 16 weeks plans and ...
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Is running 20km or more each weekend too much?

I cannot tell whether running 21+ km once a week is too much for you body, but I can say that I have done this weekly for the last 2 years (give and take) without any major problems. Just LSR (long ...
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Is running 20km or more each weekend too much?

Since you have 8 weeks left you have plenty of time to build your LSD base. Lets assume that your 21k was your week one, the rest of your LSD runs would look something like two weeks of increased ...
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How to keep rhythm when running for long-distances?

To keep rhythm I use a watch connected to a podometer and a heart-sensor. I look at the watch once or twice per minute maybe, I don't think about it, it's just a routine. if my running rhythm is too ...
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Maintaining muscle mass while training for half-marathon

A lot depends on what you mean by "training" for your half marathon. Are you just trying to finish it, are you looking to get under 1:30, are you trying to qualify for a higher level race? Those are ...
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How should I train for multiple running races simultaneously?

I find it hard to define a regimented schedule that you can follow for that span of time. The main advice you can follow for any distance is that you have to listen to your body as you go. Good ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

Brief answer: Don't give up. Full marathons are complex and tough to get right. Think carefully about hydration and nutrition during the race. I used to run competitively. My marathon PR is 2:32 in ...
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Whats the ideal temperature for running in high humidity?

Everyone body behaves differently to temperature and humidity, but you can look at the "Heat Index" If the heat index is high enough then you know that you will have to adjust your pace for the race. ...
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First Marathon for treadmill runner

I'm being a bit (very?) anal here, but it's a 10k not a marathon nor is it a quarter marathon. In any case, a week is a very short time to get ready! You need to start running outside on the real ...
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Can running up/down stairs substitute for hill runs in half-marathons?

To answer the title question literally, no -- the best way to practice running is to run. That's not to say that step training can't be helpful -- it's just that running up and down stairs is not a ...
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How should I adjust my half-marathon training schedule after missing a week?

Do the week as-is. As the 13.1 miles is on the week after I would not suggest bringing the 12 miles run week forwards.
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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

First you should make sure you are not over doing in in your training, but having said that if your long run is at 13 miles then yes you can do a Marathon in 15 weeks. Ideally you want 16-18 weeks for ...
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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

By the looks of it you are doing pretty good for yourself and yes age is on your side. If you have mental strength and strong will power that go for it. Remember you are young only once so try it as ...
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Train to Run Marathons

Join a local running club. There is always someone there that is training for a marathon.
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How should I calculate my pace for the popular distances?

Look for a race time predictor. Here are some 5K and mile paces (in min/km) based on your 10K time of 52:31: Site Mile pace 5K pace Sport Tracks 4:42 5:02 Running Ahead 4:33 4:59 Luke Humphrey ...
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Running plan review - for half marathon training

The essential part of training for any marathon runner is endurance. You have to build the stamina required for the run you have selected; it can be a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or a full. For a beginner;...
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Running plan review - for half marathon training

You could also use Nike Running app, it has plans like the distance you want to run, it uses also height, weight, distance to generate the plan according to your needs. No, I don't work at Nike, I'm ...
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Train to Run Marathons

My advice to you is to stay sport specific. If you are relatively serious the only thing you need to do is : RUN ALOT. Presumably you are not a professional or amateur level athlete. That being the ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

Normally when people ask how to increase their speed in running, the answer is simply "run more". However, you have that part pretty good, injuries notwithstanding. There are two concepts that you ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

As Geoff said, don't give up! The single most effective thing you can do is have continuous week-after-week, month-after-month fitness improvement. This means running 3 - 4 times per week, 20 - 40 ...
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Maintaining muscle mass while training for half-marathon

I agree with Eric. The biggest mistake you can make is to remove or lower your weights. Keep the intensity up and if necessary, lower the volume by a set or two. I would try and get three sessions in ...
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