This is a reasonable amount of time to dedicate to a goal, even if you’re not sure you’re going to end up as a hardcore runner.
For me, my first several half marathons took me over two and a half hours to complete. That’s a significant chunk of time, so make sure you are comfortable running for at least 45 minutes before you decide to set your goal on 13.1 miles.
If you pick the right type of race, you can have a lot of fun during the race and afterward (hello, eye candy!):
You know you’ve done things right when you are so pooped afterward you just want to lie down.
And even though I’m training for bigger, more complicated events, I still love the half marathon as my favorite running distance, and I’m stoked that I’m going to sneak a few into my training this summer!
Catch me at the Michelob 13.1 Half Marathon on June 7, and the Zooma Half Marathon on August 2! If you want to join me at Zooma, use the code CAMB10 for 10% off of the registration fee!