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Half marathon

  • 04-08-2018 10:40pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 28


    Hi all

    Is it possible for someone with no running experience to train for a half marathon in 4 months?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,704 ✭✭✭✭RayCun


    caipin wrote: »
    Hi all

    Is it possible for someone with no running experience to train for a half marathon in 4 months?

    It's possible for someone with no running experience to go out and walk a half marathon tomorrow.
    It's possible for someone with some running experience to start a half marathon too fast and end up walking.
    It depends on how fit you are, how disciplined you are, and what you would be satisfied with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,057 ✭✭✭✭Burkie1203


    caipin wrote: »
    Hi all

    Is it possible for someone with no running experience to train for a half marathon in 4 months?

    Yes. One place to begin would be parkrun. Go every Saturday and get used to running amongst other people and also getnout twice a week

    Start with 5k but don't get ambitious. Even a 30 min 5k would be fine.

    In 6 weeks then look to improve the distance up to 8k and then every 2-3 weeks try to add 2k


  • Registered Users Posts: 656 ✭✭✭ABitofsense


    I started running in Mid January and completed my 1st half in April which was the Debra Wicklow Run in just over 2hrs which I was delighted with. I’ve done 2 more since too. So it is possible but I would always have been active with soccer and tag rugby but “running” never really interested me till this year.

    Start at 5k and build up. I started with Parkrun as its handy to run with people and there’s always someone running at your pace.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,588 ✭✭✭Cape Clear


    I will be doing my fist half marathon on Saturday with 7 weeks training behind me. I won't be breaking any time records but am confident I can last the course. Go for it! Get yourself a training plan and stick to it as best you can. Set yourself a realistic time target, listen to your body but above all enjoy the journey to the start line and beyond.

    Good luck!


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