Should I Start Training for a Half Marathon?
Friday, September 24, 2010
OK, everyone I would like your feedback. I have been training for my first 10K which is October 2. I can't wait and I am really excited. As the time gets closer and I talk to more and more people I keep hearing the same thing over and over. You should go for a 1/2.
I don't know that I really have any desire to do a half, even though I think it would be really fun. But the more people keeping telling me I should do it and the more friends I know who are either doing one or training for one my mind is changing a little. Maybe, just maybe, I could do a half and really enjoy it. If I ever do a half, or even longer event, I want to do it for me and because I want to, not because everyone else is doing or everyone else is telling me I should do it.
Training wise, how long does it take to build up from a 10K to a half? When would be a date I should shoot for to run a half if I started training in October? What does it take to do a half? How did you get started and prepare for your first half? Any thoughts or advice would be helpful.