Your training schedule for a half marathon should start at least 12 weeks before the actual event. As a beginner, you’ll run 1-2 miles 3 days a week, 3-4 miles 1 day a week, cross train 1 day, and have 2 days of rest. The running miles should increase until your shorter runs reach 5-6 miles and your long runs reach 10 miles. A longtime runner shares how to train for the terrain, what to eat & drink, plus tips for success in your first half marathon.
Helpful tips, techniques, and advice for those who enjoy participating in competitive running, biking, or swimming events.
Being a devoted triathlete — and all that comes with it — can seem quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s how I would approach getting started for a newcomber to the sport of triathlon.
I used to get blisters on my feet after 24+ hour ultramarathons. Then I learned this secret to prevent blisters when running: wrapped feet! No more blisters.
The 24-hour run has become popular, so I’ve decided to share my best tips and recommendations based on my own experience running 24-hour ultramarathons.
As an ultrarunner, once you get past the marathon and 50-mile distance, you need to add walking in your race strategy. Here’s how to run-walk effectively.
On the one hand, every ultraruuner’s path is different. On the other hand, I have also seen a common progression that goes something like this: A runner trains and runs a half-marathon. They get a taste of long-distance running and seek the holy grail of the marathon. After running multiple marathons, they want a new […]
Here are 5 ways to embrace the true spirit of ultrarunning. But to do this, you’ll have to unlearn a few things you’ve been told or picked up along the way.
It’s time to be epic! Let David Goggins help you as he’s helped me. 3 powerful David Goggins quotes to break free from the prison of ultrarunning training!
I’m an ultrarunner. If you want to run farther and last longer, you need a strong core. Try these core strengthening exercises for runners 2-3 days a week.
An extreme ultrarunner transcends ordinary physical & mental limits and achieves extraordinary feats of toughness and endurance. Is this you?
I don’t want to talk about the I-word. I’d prefer to ignore it and get on with my training. I have miles to log, races to run, and PR’s to break. I don’t have time for… well… you know… ‘that.’ Besides, that’s the stuff that happens to other runners, not me. Any problem I have […]
While training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, I signed up for my first 12-hour endurance race. Here are 5 of my ultra-running takeaways – helpful for newbies.
Beyond the marathon distance, 50k and 50-mile running events are where most people with ultramarathon aspirations begin. All ultramarathon training programs involve incrementally increasing the distance of your long runs. The training plan I recently followed for a 12-hour running event included doing several 20+ mile runs, consecutive weekends of running the marathon distance, and […]
Ultramarathon training is the next natural step after you’ve done a marathon or two. You can train and run an ultramarathon in 16 weeks. Here’s how!
All the best winter training guidelines for triathletes in search of cold weather training tips for the off-season.
In this video, you’ll find some GREAT tips to prepare you for the open water swim portion of a triathlon.
See how to put on a wet suit properly. How to quickly transition from the swim to the bike. How to maximize your efforts on the bike. How to accurately track your bike speed. How to transition from the bike to the run. How to keep your energy level up on a hot day.
The moral to the story is: as a triathlete you must be mindful of the official triathlon rules. By reading this post, you can knock ‘ignorance’ off the list of things that would contribute to you getting disqualified from a triathlon event.
ChiRunning is a running technique that results in: injury-free and pain-free running, increased running efficiency, effortless hill running, increased running speed with reduced effort, and greater enjoyment of running.
I had a rocky start in swimming as a triathlete, but today swimming is the most enjoyable part of training and competing in triathlons for me. If you’re a new triathlete and swimming is your weakest link, here are some things you can do to improve your swimming right now.
What would it mean for you to be a peaceful triathlete? How could this help you succeed in being the best triathlete you can be? What follows are some discoveries I have made along the way, which I hope aid you in becoming a peaceful triathlete.
There’s no question that the sport of triathlon leaves an ecological footprint. Thankfully, more and more triathlon race directors and organizers are going green. Here are some examples, plus tips for being a green triathlete.
Following are 3 unique ways that triathletes can benefit from Lance Armstrong’s personal experiences and training.
When it comes to cycling, there are 4 basic ways that air moves around you. Here’s how to maximize your aerodynamics while cycling and how to find the most aerodynamic position on the bike.
Here are a few benefits of social networking sites for triathletes — from niche networking to race-specific details, and everything in between. You’ll find some of the best triathlon sites to focus on, and ones to stay away from.