Approximately how many people have completed a full marathon and half marathon?

That's a hard one you'd need the finishing numbers of every marathon and half marathon in every country in every year since they began. You'd also need all the data from every runner who's ever done either inb training. A crazy question.That said if

Do I have to train for a half marathon?

You should definitely train! There are two good reasons for it:You'll be faster if you train. That's the reason you likely will care about right now, but it's not the important one. No, the important one is...You'll be MUCH less

Do marathoners listen to music while running?

I never do, same as 90% of the marathoners I've seen. On the distance there're enough things one should concentrate on, so music may be detractive. For example, the runner can detect if his or her step and breath gets harder by their sound. Also, one can instinctively change the speed following

How to run a 10 km in 1 hour within a month

A lot will depend on your current fitness level but generally speaking, most people can get to this level with preparation.First let's break down the pacing. To break an hour you will need to run 9:39 pace. Since you don't have much time to build a solid mileage base, you should focus on running 9:39 pace

How to train for a half marathon in less than 2 months

First of all, congratulations for having the courage to participate in an event which on one hand brings considerable challenge and on the other hand, seems quite achievable.Some pointers which would help you achieve your goal -Please follow a Walk - run program from Jell Galloway which suits you.Follow a step by step progression

How to train to get the best result on a half marathon in 5 months

5 months is ages for this. Assuming you are starting at zero or near to zero, the first thing is to start doing some running. It doesn't have to be fast. In fact, in your situation I would recommend no

How can improve my running speed, taking into account that I have been running 4-5 km 3 times per week for almost 10 months now?

As the old running joke goes:How do you run faster?By running, faster.To improve your running speed, you've got to put in the km at a faster pace. There are two great ways that I've increased my speed:Dedicated speedworkRunning with faster partnersOf the two, running with faster

How to run a marathon or half marathon without hurting your body

The first thing you need to know is:  each answer that will be given to you can or will be wrong. Training for a marathon is something personal. Everyone reacts differently to training and how to start running. I

How to train effectively for a half marathon

This depends totally on your goals, and I'd need to know more about your running history and aspirations before offering a proper answer. But, since you're asking the question in such a general way, I'm guessing that this is probably your first HM, and your goal is to get to the end

How long do running shoes last marathoners?

Generally 300–500 miles but LOTS of variables here:Type of miles (pavement, gravel, dirt; flat vs hills)How much you weigh and how

I can currently run 10k race in 1 hour 5 minutes but have never run beyond 10 km. Can I prepare and participate in half marathon (21 km) in 2 months from now? How to go about it?

You have plenty of time, and a nice base already. If your 10k race time is 65 minutes, I'm guessing your time for a 10k training run is 72–75 minutes. For the next two months leading up to the race, keep all of your daily runs the

Is running a full marathon the same as running two half marathons?

I've raced and placed well in both marathons and half marathons. They're very different. A half marathon is a great test of speed and endurance, practically an optimal distance for healthy long-distance running. A full marathon is about 5–8 miles beyond what the human body is designed to run at a

What are some tips for creating a 3 month training plan for a half marathon?

1, Try and fit in as many 10k races as possible, so that you can develop good leg speed over a fairly long distance.2, Even though a half marathon is only 13.1miles, its a distance that will allow you to train longer than the race itself.3, A Half marathon requires the speed of a 10k runner, but with

What are some tips on training for a half marathon?

This is a post from a novice runner who started running a few months before.I have complete 2 official Half Marathons in Hyderabad. I am sharing 3 points from my personal experience I gained while I was training for half marathon.A brief history: I ran my first half marathon last year (August 2016) without any proper training. I

What is the best way to get started with long distance running?

Lots of good advice here.  I completely agree with the person who mentioned getting the right gear and the right shoes and socks.  That would have been the number one thing on the list I would mention when first starting out.  I will add

What is the hardest part about running a marathon?

Thanks for the A2A.I have a fresh perspective on this, as I just finished the Detroit Marathon last Sunday (my 31st full marathon).I concur with Matt Solar that the training time commitment is a huge challenge. You MUST put in the training miles if you want to run a marathon. You cannot

What kind of workout is better for runners?

It's not how far you run, it's how you runYou mention that you ran 60–80 km per week, but how do you actually run? Do you jog? Do you time them? Do you push yourself?Getting in some distance is important, but if you want to

Why did you stop running marathons?

I've ran nine marathons over several years. My last was the Chicago Marathon a couple years ago. I love running, but I hated the actual race. Not because of the 26.2 miles, but because I got irritated with my surroundings. I'm an introvert and I hated being

Can I run half marathon in 2 weeks with Shin splints?

I am not a doctor, so take my advice accordingly.In my competitive days, I used to get shin splints quite often. My general rule of thumb was that if the pain goes away while you run, then you can continue to train as usual without issue. If it hurts

Do marathon runners die early?

Do marathon runners die early? It's a question that's open for debate. There is not a definitive answer.As with all things in life, there are risks associated with everything we do, or don't do. I've run around 35 marathons in the

Does running to music make you run faster?

There have been a number of studies on the relationship between music and exercise dating back until at least 1911 when Leonard Ayres found that cyclists pedaled faster while music was playing than when it was silent.Over 100 years later, in 2012, another

How to increase my current running speed from 4.15-4.30min/km to 3.15-3.30min/km for half marathon

The likelihood for you to lower your half marathon pace by 1 min/km will depend on your age, how much training you did to get to where you are now (i.e. your genetics), and how much you want to work to get there. That said, I'll share my experience because I ran similar speeds for my

How to run a mile and a half in 15 min

Running at 6 mph (a mile in 10 minutes, or 1.5 miles in 15 minutes) is not especially difficult. I'd venture to say that most people who can run at all can manage a 6 mph pace for a short distance. The trick, then, is sustaining that pace for 15 minutes.

I am a 2h half marathoner doing 80 to 100 km a month of training, mostly on flat surface outdoors. What's a good 3 week training plan for a hill half marathon?

Assuming the 3 weeks are in the middle of your training and not 3 weeks before the race, what I would do is pick one run a week where you can do hill repeats. Warmup for a mile or two, find a hill or street with good incline, run up

Should you run a half-marathon before a marathon?

Absolutely. I recommend doing a 21K (Half) about 6 weeks before doing your 42K (full). Where people running their first marathons go wrong in the training part is by not getting in enough long runs. I've known people who, no exaggeration, run 10 10ks per week. It's super inefficient,

What is it like to run a marathon, breaking it down mile by mile?

Running a marathon is something very personal. There is time for many thoughts to cross one's mind. These thoughts change from one marathon to the next one. This is especially true when you are starting. However, it is true that after a few marathons, some patterns start to emerge. Below is my

How to go from not being able to run 1 km to running a half marathon in 3 years

Believe it or not, it won't take you three years! I did this while losing a significant amount of weight in a total of about nine months... at the age of 40. I finished that first half marathon in under 2 hours and 10 minutes – not

How can improve my running speed, taking into account that I have been running 4-5 km 3 times per week for almost 10 months now?

As the old running joke goes:How do you run faster?By running, faster.To improve your running speed, you've got to put in the km at a faster pace. There are two great ways that I've increased my speed:Dedicated speedworkRunning with faster partnersOf the two, running

How do marathon runners avoid toilet breaks on a long run?

You don't need a toilet break on a marathon.And in a one day ultramarathon you will need breaks to pee, but you won't need breaks to poo.This is what I have learnt from the marathons and ultras I have run:Don't

How to train to run a half marathon

I follow a training plan and combine the running with strength training, interval running and other forms of exercise. Training for a half marathon doesn't mean you just need to focus on running for months and months, so I like to include other aerobic sports like cycling and swimming when I can to build up my fitness levels

How many miles do I need to run before I can run a marathon?

In general, you need to be comfortable with running at least 20 miles. In order to be comfortable with running at least 20 miles, you need to do a lot of base mileage, building up to an average of at least 35 or 40

How should I work out right after running a half marathon?

It is a judgement call based on how you feel. If you're sore walk some light jogging the day after to get the blood flowing. Drink plenty.If you're still stiff or very tight 3 days after get a good sports massage.. If a half was a big goal reached but you want to keep training but also need a

I can run a half marathon in 2 hours, what's the next step to run a marathon?

If you want to go from running a half marathon to running a full marathon, the

Is developing endurance and gaining speed at the same time possible or is it endurance first and speed then?

(the details of this question have been altered since I wrote my initial answer - it was initially framed as "When starting to run, Is it better to focus on improving endurance or speed first?"or something to that effect...) It's certainly possible to gain

My current half marathon time is 1:57. How to reduce 15 minutes to finish half marathon in 1:42?

My first half marathon was 1:56.  My last was 1:30.  Here's what I learned along the way.I never believed that I was a runner.  Even now I still struggle to consider myself a runner though I run 30-40 miles per week..most of which are below 7 mins per mile.  Growing up I

What are some tips on training for a half marathon?

This is a post from a novice runner who started running a few months before.I have complete 2 official Half Marathons in Hyderabad. I am sharing 3 points from my personal experience I gained while I was training for half marathon.A brief history: I ran my first half marathon last year

What are the best running shoes if I'm going to run my first half marathon?

You've already got a couple of good answers from others. I would like to simply add this: shoes are not your most important focus when training for your first half. Much more important is the training itself and the mental preparedness. People have successfully run half marathons in everything from

What benefit of running motivates you most?

Part of it is definitely the ‘endorphin rush', man, what a GREAT high! But part of it is also what some people say to me when I am running, but I also have a dialogue with myself to keep me going just a little

What is the best way to get started with long distance running?

Lots of good advice here.  I completely agree with the person who mentioned getting the right gear and the right shoes and socks.  That would have been the number one thing on the list I would mention when first starting out.  I will add a few things that nobody has

What does my body need for a 100 km run?

Assuming you have trained properly, you need to focus on water, calories, and electrolytes. The temperature will dictate to some degree the amount of fluids and electrolytes.You should be experimenting with the amounts, frequency and type of fluids, calories and electrolytes you take in on your shorter runs. I suggest you try to get a few full

What kind of workout is better for runners?

It's not how far you run, it's how you runYou mention that you ran 60–80 km per week, but how do you actually run? Do you jog? Do you time them? Do you push yourself?Getting in some distance is important, but if you want to

Why is my jaw hurting after running?

Because you're not relaxing it. You're running tensed up, and the muscles in your face, including your jaw muscles are contracting, instead of being relaxed.This is a very common unconscious response to the stresses and strains of training hard or racing. You