29 Apr '15, 11am

Training for a half? This checklist will help you get to the starting line prepared:

Make sure that you’ll be able to prepare for the race in conditions that are similar to what you’ll be racing in. A spring race might sound nice, but it means you’re going to be training in the snowy, icy, dark depths of winter. If you’re training for an early fall half marathon, you’ll be training in the heat of summer, which means 90-degree long runs. A late fall race is ideal. You’ll start training at the end of July and in August, when the days are long and you can run early, while it’s light. And as your runs get longer, the weather will get cooler and much more hospitable to those long runs. On race day, you’re likely to get perfect running conditions. Most races post an “average temperature” for race day on their websites. If they don’t, you can look it up on a site like weatherunderground.com. Running atop the bluffs of Escambia Bay at an average temperature of 60 ...

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