31 Oct '17, 2pm

Sub-2:00 Half Marathon Training: How to Break 2 in the Half

Sub-2:00 Half Marathon Training: How to Break 2 in the Half

The fastest growing race distance in the country is the half marathon with an annual growth rate in half marathon finishers of 12.5% since 2003 (per Running USA ). With nearly 2 million finishers per year, it’s no surprise that runners are hoping to accomplish the sub-2 finish time. But running a half marathon in less than two hours isn’t easy. It requires averaging 9:09 per mile for nearly two hours of continuous running while navigating the course, terrain, water stops, bathroom breaks, and hundreds or even thousands of other runners. For those who crave a challenge, breaking 2:00:00 in the half is a worthy goal. With the right training adjustments and preparation, most runners have the physical tools to make it happen. You just need to put in the work. Half Marathon Training Principle #1: Endurance The first piece of fitness that must be developed is general endurance –...

Full article: http://strengthrunning.com/2017/10/half-marathon-training...

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