Half Marathon Training – Final 2 Weeks

It’s almost RACE DAY and you’re almost there! Great job sticking with the full schedule and training for your marathon.

It’s time to get in some longer runs consistently. Tapering is something I do for full marathons, but with half marathons you can get in some longer runs towards the end and still be running longer runs, that last run the Wednesday before, you should really take it at a slow pace. Tune into your body and know what your nutrition should be during your race on race day and the night before!

I do not recommend eating a huge carb feast the night before. This can turn into a disaster on race day and lead to poor digestion. I would eat a meal full of vegetables and some protein. Nothing out of the ordinary at all; so if you don’t eat pasta on the reg do not eat a box worth the night before your big race! 🙂

What to eat before a half marathon

Shakeology with 1/2 frozen banana, 2 cups water, cinnamon and ice

E&E pre-workout (safe) sports drink!

What to eat during a half marathon

-My husband finds me with Hydrate and I sip on that and stop at water stops for water

-I also have Gu Gels on me and have those at miles 5, 8 and 11.

Remember to HAVE FUN!!!! AND smile for those cameras!

Week 11 of half marathon training

Day 1: 50 minute run (run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute)

Day 2: Cross Training

Day 3: 1 hour run (run 4 minutes, walk 30 seconds)

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Cross Training

Day 6: 11 mile run (run 5 minutes, walk 30 seconds)

Week 12 of half marathon training

Day 1: 1 hour run (run 6 minutes, walk 1 minute)

Day 2: Cross Training

Day 3: 1 hour run (run 6 minutes, walk 30 seconds)

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Cross Training

Day 6: Race day! Congratulations on completing your marathon!

Half Marathon Training - Final Two Weeks

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