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How Do You Know You’re Ready to Run a Half Marathon?

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Are you ready to train for a half marathon? As the summer starts and people have more free time, many people want to try something new. With the extra free time, many people look to train for a new race and longer distance. Training for a marathon in the middle of the summer can be [...]

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13.1 Stunning Summer Half Marathons

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"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." — Sarah Condor Words like these are often what I need when the temperatures climb and the air gets as humid as a sauna like it does where I live in [...]

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10 Tried & Tested Running Essentials for Less Than $50

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At HalfMarathons.Net, we write posts about running gear and products we think you'll like. We have an affiliate relationship with Amazon, so we may get a share of the revenue if you purchase any of the items below. This is actually handy most of the year, but it is especially nice to have when runs [...]

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10 Half Marathons to Run With Someone You Love

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"Happiness [is] only real when shared." — Jon Krakauer If you've read the book "Into The Wild," or seen the 2007 movie based on it, then the line above probably rings familiar to you. It's what the book's protagonist Chris McCandless discovers at the end of his long (and ultimately tragic) journey to Alaska, after [...]

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What It Really Feels Like to Run a Half Marathon

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You can read countless articles about how to prepare for a half marathon. But how does it feel? Every runner goes through similar thoughts during a half marathon. We sign up for the race, we train but then we get to the race. Inevitably something goes wrong, from long lines at the porta-potties or a [...]

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10 Things NOT to Do When You Train For a Half Marathon

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Whether you are training for your first half marathon or your 100th, each half teaches you something. There are plenty of lessons I’ve personally learned the hard way. A half marathon is a great distance to train for because it’s a manageable distance and you can recover much quicker than longer distances. Plus, you can [...]

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13.1 More Half Marathons Worth Traveling For

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"I've given up on having a plan to succeed. With each step, with every mile, I am making a new plan ... I'll challenge myself to run farther and faster. Because I know that the only person I will ever have to outrun is the person I used to be." – John Bingham Run the crown [...]

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10 Things You Wanted to Know About Running – But Were Afraid to Ask

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Chafing is caused by friction. This can be because of clothing, gear, or just skin rubbing on skin. Common places for chafing include areas around shorts bands, sports bra bands, between the thighs, nipples (for men), and in between the butt cheeks. It generally has no long lasting effects, but the pinnacle of pain is [...]

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5 Ways to Create a Running Habit – And Stick to It

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Whether it is getting up to run early or packing a change of clothes for running after work, make the time you set aside for running a habit. Be flexible to a certain degree, but treat your running time as an appointment. Use rest days to stretch, cross-train, or enjoy a mental break from the [...]

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9 Half Marathons That Remind Us What Memorial Day Really Means

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"It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." — William Ernest Hensley With some of the flattest terrain and most scenic views that Iowa’s capitol city has to offer, this race features as one of its [...]

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5 Essential Things to Track When You Train For a Half Marathon

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Training for a half marathon can be tough. One of the most important methods to stay focused is to keep a training log. Tracking your running is the best way to watch yourself improve. Training logs allow you to look back at runs and races and see what has worked with your training and what [...]

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