Download Free “Novice How To Complete a Half Marathon” Programme

Download Free “Intermediate How To Complete a Half Marathon” Programme

If you ask me, the half marathon is the flagship distance for long distance running. Short enough for you to avoid being called crazy. Long enough for it to test every aspect of your training.

It is the perfect dress rehearsal for anyone who wants to develop into an accomplished long distance athlete.

It tests all the fundamentals of running: endurance, strength, speed, nutrition and mental fitness.

If you’ve taken the decision to run and complete your first half-marathon race, I’d like to congratulate you. Perhaps you’ve run a half-marathon before and you want to improve your endurance, strength, speed on mental fitness, I’d like to say congratulations to you too.

Half-marathons are interesting. For the novice athlete, it is a daunting task. For a seasoned athlete, it can bring you to shame if you are ill-prepared.

As such, whether you are preparing to run your 1st or 20th race, you need to give half-marathons the respect they deserve.

First and foremost, that respect means you need a really good foundation before you run a 21km race.

That foundation includes:

If you don’t feel ready, I suggest you start with the Running for Beginners”  programme that entails a:

  • Free 4 week “How To Walk” programme
  • Free 4 week “How To Walk and Run” programme
  • Free 6 week “How To Run for 35 minutes” programme
  • Free 6 week “How To Complete a 5km Run” programme

Perhaps you are not a beginner runner, but you still feel that you are not ready to start training for a half marathon, I suggest you go through one of the following training programmes:

A solid foundation can take you anything between 6 and 26 weeks, depending on your fitness level.

That’s a total of 6 months!

You might have a look at the length and say: “this is too long!”.

If that’s you, please understand that there’s no rush.

Running is a lifestyle. You have your entire life to complete your first half-marathon. Most importantly, I want you to enjoy your running, stay injury free and begin to run in a way that will give you abundance and fulfilment in your spirit, mental attitude, relationships and finances.

There’s no point in rushing and getting injured in the process. Ultimately, you’ll end up hating the idea of running.

If you are a novice, I have a Novice half-marathon programme for you that focuses on all the running fundamentals.

If you’ve completed a half-marathon in the past 6 weeks and would like to improve, I have an Intermediate programme that focuses on improving any one of your running fundamentals.

I have a personal best of 1hr 42mins in the half-marathon category. That’s a pace of just over 5 minutes per kilometer. In running terms, that’s a good pace. It won’t win you races, but you’ll definitely finish in the top 25%.

More importantly, the training programmes I’ve put together are based on experience. If you want to run well, follow them diligently and the results will come.

The plan includes the following important tips and considerations:

  • Getting a medical check-up
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Running comfortably
  • Working on your breathing
  • Running through pain
  • Sticking to the programme
  • Scheduling time into your diary
  • Split training
  • Gearing up appropriately
  • Drinking enough water
  • Getting used to your nutrition
  • Warming up
  • Building a solid support system
  • Making it exciting
  • Making safety a priority
  • Running on a good surface 
  • Studying the race route
  • Tracking your progress
  • Stretching

To ensure that you are well-prepared before, during and after the race, the programmes includes over 15 Pre-rae, Race-day and Post-race tips.

Download Free “Novice How To Complete a Half Marathon” Programme

Download Free “Intermediate How To Complete a Half Marathon” Programme