According to the annual half marathon report compiled by Running USA, nearly 2 million runners finished a 13.1-mile race in 2015. The distance is popular for good reason: It’s long enough to feel like a major accomplishment, but the training isn’t as time-consuming as a full marathon.
If you think you’re ready to tackle a half marathon, this step-by-step guide will help you prepare like a seasoned veteran.
1. Plan it out.
2. Train like a pro.
3. Race week countdown.
4. Night before prep.
5. How to handle race day morning.
6. After the gun goes off.