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
Training Tips from Anisa Cox, Energy Fitness Certified Trainer
- Be Mentally Ready: Building mental stamina is essential.
- Wear the Right Gear: Wear a good pair of running shoes that are designed to fit your foot.
- 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
- Recovery: Training is important but recovery is equally important. You should not run every day, rest between runs.
- Hydration: On runs of an hour or more, carry fluids with you and consume 6-8oz every 20 minutes.
- Avoid injury: On your non-running days ice down any soreness, particularly in knees or shins.
- 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.
- Training: Your mileage should gradually increase each week.