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How to Improve Your Half Marathon Finish Time

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Pexels, Jacob Lister Haugen Some people run races just to cross the finish line, but many people want to challenge themselves and hit a good half marathon time. Whether it’s your first 13.1-mile race or your thirtieth, what is considered a “good” race time is totally individual to you. Your age, running experience, sex, and [...]

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Runners Pick The 20 Most Underrated Half Marathons

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Here at Half Marathon Guide, we love highlighting the best half marathons not only around the US, but worldwide.  Whether you’re looking for the best half marathon in each state, the best half marathons in the world, or the most scenic half marathons across the US, we’ve written a list for you.  That being said, [...]

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20 Scenic California Half Marathons You’ll Love Running in 2024

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With over 39,000,000 residents, California has the largest state population by a healthy margin. Not only that, but we find that California also is home to some of the most year-round favorable climates and landscapes for running. These two factors combined means that California half marathons are some of the best you can find in [...]

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The 13 Most Scenic Half Marathons in the US: Prepare Your Bucket List

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Every year, over 1.9 million runners lace up for over 2,800 half marathons held in the United States.. Training for a half marathon is arduous. On average, an individual will spend between 50 and 80 hours running in preparation for a half marathon. And that doesn’t include the time warming up, cooling down, fueling, or [...]

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Must-Have Half Marathon Gear for a Successful Race

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All you need to become a runner is a great pair of running shoes — but running a half marathon requires a little more. Sorting out the right half marathon gear for you can help you be more comfortable during training and feel confident and seamless come race day. Beginners tend to go overboard on [...]

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The Runner’s Guide to Nutrition, from a Registered Dietitian

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You’ve followed your on-the-ground training plan, logging miles, cross training, and incorporating recovery. But training for a half marathon goes beyond how hard you push your body to work. To reach your goals — and minimize your risk of running-related injuries — you need to pay careful attention to how you fuel your body before, [...]

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How To Pace A Perfect Half Marathon, from a Former Professional Runner

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Whether your goal is to complete 13.1 miles by a certain time, run faster and beat a personal record, or simply make it to the finish line, the right half marathon pacing stratagy is the secret to a successful (and less painful) race. Quick math lesson: Pace is time divided by distance. It represents how [...]

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This Kettlebell Workout Will Make You a Better Runner

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Strength training gets a bad rap among runners. But countless studies show incorporating full body strength moves into your weekly training plan for endurance runners is a secret weapon in preventing running injury, building muscular endurance, and improving running economy. One of the easiest way to improve your strength as a runner and athlete: kettlebell workout [...]

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Calendar of the 2024 National Park Half Marathons

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Photo by Ashlynn Murphy on Unsplash There are 423 National Parks in the United States. That’s quite a lot of National Parks for one human to visit in a lifetime. Even if you tried to visit five national parks per year, it would still take you over 80 years to visit them all. But here’s [...]

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The Best Bay Area Half Marathons in 2024

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Whether you love the urban vibe of the City by the Bay or prefer a quiet drink in nearby vineyards, San Francisco and the Bay Area offer enough excitement and diversity to capture the imagination of every local and tourist alike. From a race across the Golden Gate Bridge to a “choose-your-own-adventure.” Run through San [...]

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