Congrats on making the commitment to train for a long distance race!!
Although training for a half (or any distance) is challenging the key is to have fun and remember the goal. You will have bad runs and days you don't want to get out of bed to get your long run in. You just need to remember that the race is the celebration of all your hard work. Make sure you tell everyone you know so they can encourage and motivate you. Also, see if there is a group you can run with. Running with people is much more fun than running alone.
I am running my 10th marathon in about 3 weeks and this Saturday will be my longest run, 22 miles and then I start my 3 week taper. As with every marathon training cycle I've had good days and bad days. Without a group I would have never been able to get though my long runs (or any runs for that matter). The key is to forget the bad days and focus on the good days and remember why those were good days.
Good luck!! What half are you doing and when is it?
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