The 4 Week Half Marathon Training Plan + Complete Guide

When you have your sights set on a big “A Goal” race, you typically want to devote quite a few weeks—if not a few months— to training for the race, particularly if it’s anything longer than a 10k. However, sometimes, really cool race opportunities come up, which can convince you to jump into a race … Read more

10k To Half Marathon Training Plan + Complete Guide

Finishing a 10k race is a big accomplishment. Running 6.2 miles without stopping is an impressive feat of mental and physical endurance that requires a commitment to a training plan and the determination and focus to push yourself even as your body and mind get tired.  However, once you have run one or perhaps many … Read more

5k To Half Marathon Training Plan + Guide To Start Training Today!

Although many runners step up from the 5k to the 10k, the next distance in the continuum of the most common race distances, plenty of ambitious runners want to make the even bigger leap all the way up to the half marathon. While going from the 5k to the half marathon is a big jump, … Read more

Do I Need To Fuel During A Half Marathon? Fueling Strategy Explained

Most runners are well aware of the need to fuel during a marathon.  There are all sorts of energy gels, sports drinks, and bars marketed to marathon runners to help fuel during the race, as well as real food options for nutrition needs during the race as well. But what about the half marathon? Should … Read more

The 12 Best Half Marathons In The USA + 9 Honorable Mentions

The half marathon has become one of the most popular race distances; it’s long enough to be deeply gratifying and challenging while short enough that the training doesn’t have to take over your life. Another perk of the half marathon distance is that as the popularity of the event has skyrocketed, so too has the … Read more

How To Run A Sub 90 Minute Half Marathon: Guide + Training Plan

Whether you’ve been at the running game for a while now or would be considered a relative newbie to the sport, running a half marathon has probably crossed your mind. The half marathon is a popular race distance, and many runners see it as the natural stepping stone in their quest to complete the full … Read more

Walking A Half Marathon: How To + Training Guide

So, you want to walk a half marathon? That’s a great goal! Walking a half marathon is a wonderful way to jumpstart your fitness, prepare your body for running (if that’s your goal), and feel accomplished.  While walking is less impactful on the body than running, it still requires training. Walking 13.1 miles or 21 … Read more

How Many Days To Take Off After A Half Marathon + 8 Useful Recovery Tips

Running a half marathon can be very taxing. Recovering from running 13.1 miles takes time for your body to repair the damage, build back stronger, and prevent any running injuries. A lot of runners wonder how many days to take off after a half marathon. The answer depends on a lot of different factors.  Many … Read more

What’s A Good Half Marathon Time? Average Times By Age + Sex

​​Aside from the 5k, the half marathon is the most popular race distance worldwide, with 2.1 million participants in 2018, according to the International Institute of Sports Medicine.  Many runners gravitate towards the half marathon because it’s a nice sweet spot between the shorter distances like the 5k and 10k and the unforgiving and time-consuming … Read more

Half Marathon Long Run: How Long Should Your Longest Training Run Be?

Long runs are the bread and butter of any long-distance running, including the half marathon. They are where you build endurance and mental toughness, and prepare the body to go the distance.  But how long should your longest half marathon long run be?  The number of miles for your longest long run can vary widely … Read more

How Long Is A Half Marathon? 4 Ways To Measure It

So how many miles is a half marathon, seems like an easy enough question. The official half marathon distance is 13.1094 miles or 21.0975 kilometers in length. This is how long any standard half marathon that you enter would (or should) be. (For a full marathon it is just double this, 26.219 miles or 42.195 kilometers.) This … Read more