02 Jul '15, 1am

Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it.

Believe it or not, if your long runs are up to three miles, you're ready to train for a half-marathon . Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it, as long as you take it one week—and one mile—at a time. With a positive mind-set, smart pacing, and strategic walk breaks, you'll be prepped to successfully complete a half by the end of October (like the Runner's World Half-Marathon & Festival ). The following tips will get you to a happy finish line. Before You Start You need a solid base before you take on half-marathon training . You should be running at least three times a week: Weekday runs should average about 30 minutes, and your weekend long run should be up to at least three miles. Target the Long Run Every other week, increase your long run by 1.5 miles until you're run/walking 13 to 14 miles. On alternate weeks, keep your long run to no longe...

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