Training

Train Like A Mother So You Can Run Like A Mother!

For training programs on your own, we recommend half marathon training guides by Hal Higdon

Novice 1 Training Program

Novice 2 Training Program

Intermediate Training Program

Advanced Training Program

Walk!  Training Program

 

Training Tips from Anisa Cox, Energy Fitness Certified Trainer

  1. Be Mentally Ready: Building mental stamina is essential.
  2. Wear the Right Gear: Wear a good pair of running shoes that are designed to fit your foot.
  3. Carbohydrates provide the fuel runners need. 65% of your total calories should come from carbohydrate, particularly complex carbs: bananas, berries, brown rice, low fat yogurt, oatmeal
  4. Recovery: Training is important but recovery is equally important. You should not run every day, rest between runs.
  5. Hydration: On runs of an hour or more, carry fluids with you and consume 6-8oz every 20 minutes.
  6. Avoid injury: On your non-running days ice down any soreness, particularly in knees or shins.
  7. Pre-training: Before you begin half marathon training, you want to be able to run for at least 30 minutes without stopping. Distance is not important.
  8. Training: Your mileage should gradually increase each week.
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