What To Eat After A Half Marathon: Helpful Refueling Tips For Runners

As a running coach, I notice that my athletes often focus on what to eat the night before and the morning of a half marathon race but don’t focus as much on what to eat after a half marathon, which is equally important.  Although there are limited studies on half marathon running specifically, research1Protein Supplementation … Read more

How To Nail Your Half Marathon Taper: A Complete Timeline

You have diligently trained for your first half marathon by following your training plan as close to a T as possible to prepare yourself to have an excellent race day.  You are physically and mentally prepared to take on the 13.1-mile distance, and you are excited about your first race. However, when you get to … Read more

12 Half Marathon Tips To Get You Race Ready!

Considering signing up for a half marathon?  Regardless of whether it’s your first half marathon or your 50th, preparing for that 13.1 mile run is always challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  In this guide, I’ll share some of my top half marathon tips and tricks to help you train smarter, stay motivated, … Read more

How To Train For A Half Marathon: 9 Expert Tips For A Successful Race

Training to run your first, fifth, or 55th half marathon is always exciting. It’s a great distance because it’s long enough to feel incredibly rewarding upon completion and short enough to be manageable for most runners juggling a busy life with a full-time job and other responsibilities. However, running a half marathon requires commitment, training, … Read more

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

Long runs are the bread and butter of any long-distance running goal, whether it be a full marathon or half marathon distance. They are where you build endurance and mental toughness and prepare your body for the goal distance.  But how long should your longest half marathon long run be?  The number of miles for … Read more

Here’s How Many Days To Take Off After A Half Marathon

Running a half marathon can be very taxing on the body, and recovering properly from the high-intensity effort, muscle soreness, and glycogen store depletion from the race takes time. Runners, often beginners running their first half marathon, may wonder how many days to take off after a half marathon. The answer isn’t as cut and … Read more

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

We often discuss pre-race fueling for endurance athletes, such as carb loading and hydrating with electrolytes in the days before a race and refueling after a race with a good protein and carb mix. In addition, most runners know they need to fuel during marathons and other long-distance races, such as ultras. There are all … Read more

How To Prepare For A Half Marathon: 12 Top Tips From Our Expert Coach

Training for a half marathon is an exciting journey that combines physical endurance, mental resilience, and strategic planning. Whether you’re an experienced runner looking to take on a new challenge or a beginner eager to test your limits by running your first half marathon, proper preparation is key to crossing the finish line happy, healthy, … Read more

What To Eat Before A Half Marathon, According To Our Running Coach And Nutritionist

Runners tend to spend a lot of time thinking about or planning their training. Between choosing what type of workout you will do, which of your favorite running routes you will take, or what race distance you want to train for next, there are always elements of training that can take some significant time and … Read more

Running A Half Marathon: 7 Expert Tips For Your 1st Half Marathon

Running a half marathon is an incredible feat and can be a little scary for first-timers. More experienced runners may make it look easy as they toe the starting line with confidence, but there is a lot that goes into preparing for a half marathon and details to iron out before race day. But don’t … Read more

Half Marathon Nutrition: What To Eat During Training

Nutrition for half marathon training is one of the most important cornerstones of your training, yet often overlooked. But what is the ideal half marathon nutrition plan? Is there an optimal half marathon training diet? There’s a lot of information about how to fuel for a half marathon on race day, but what about your … Read more