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

Based on running 5ks at a 5:45, 10ks at a 5:58, and 20 mile at a 6:35 pace, I think my endurance is fine, but how do I get faster?

By running faster.Shorten the distances, increase the speed and use long rest intervals to start.Gradually increase the distances, slightly lower the speeds (because you'll have do) and decrease the rest intervals.An 1km interval can be done faster than a 5k run.

Can a heavy powerlifter run a marathon?

Yes, but it isn't easy. As others have said, the typical body types for each of these pursuits are very different and, without clever training, most people attempting to accomplish both goals simultaneously will spin their wheels and likely never achieve a high

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 difficult is it to run a marathon?

If you have been training for it. It's going to be hard.If you have been pondering it. It's going to be really hard.I ran my first marathon in my late 20's. Just a couple years ago. In my prime physical

How to run a 2:18 marathon

Hi,It all depends on which level you start from. It barely takes 8 years to build such a performance level if you start from zero.Thus, if you are under 35 years old that's very doable, but take into account you must, at least, dedicate 15 hours of training  and 100 miles a week to meet

How to train myself to run a 10 km marathon within 6 weeks

I am writing all this presuming you are VERY serious about your goal.You have to increase your distance by about 300 m every day; that may sound easy but consistently over two weeks it could be difficult; If you are consistently able to add even 200 m per

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

How long does it take to run 26.2 miles?

There was an algorithm which looked at the number of training miles per week and the average pace per week's mileage, giving a ballpark time, ceteris paribus. A person, with no training, was estimated to be able to finish the classic marathon distance of 42.195km/26.28176mi in the 7 hour range.Having said that. the world

How long for an Olympic woman to run a 2:15 marathon?

The women's world record for the marathon is already 2:15 by Paula Radcliffe. Olympic races tend to be more tactical and because of the time of (August / September) year and where the Olympics are held the weather can make fast times difficult - Athens for example. In

How long would an Olympic 100 m sprinter run a marathon and a marathoner run the 100 m?

As a question, it presents an interesting thought experiment. The two races are totally different. 100m sprinting is basically completely anarobic (an Olympic-class sprinter could basically run the race on 1 or 2 big breaths), relying on pure power and fast-twitch muscle. The marathon is almost entirely aerobic and relies

How many 20 mile runs do you do in your marathon training schedule?

I did none in training for either marathon I've run. The longest long run was 16 miles (27km). I followed the now infamous Hansons Marathon Method which is based on the philosophy that 20 miles is just an arbitrary number

How much training time does it take to be able to run a marathon pace of 7:30 per mile given the current training time of 10 min/mile pace for 6 miles and be a 7 out of 10 in muscle fatigue?

You need to set a REALISTIC goal.7:30 marathon running is quite respectable - it's sub 3:20 pace for the full distance, which is moving out of ‘jogger' territory into ‘runner' mode.Someone who can run a 3:20 marathon will likely be able to run 6:00 miling or thereabouts for 6miles. Certainly sub-6:30. So

How must one prepare for a 10 km run?

Push yourself but don't push too hard. Let me expeain:I started running about 2–3 months ago. I'm a skinny person but have never really done any sort of sport training.I remember my first run was 2.6 km (not great). But I keep running.For the first few weeks, I ran every

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

I have been running marathon (my main goal - to improve timing) and doing strength training at the gym to aid that along with marathon drills. Planning to switch to yoga and callesthenics instead of the gym. Is that a good idea?

Absolutely. Yes.Calisthenics's is a hell of an exercise system with the added advantage that you don't need equipment (or can find alternatives on the streets).And Yoga well done does real wonders in regards to running economy (the same as calisthenics) as it helps increasing your range of motion.After a few weeks

I have run anything from a 5k to a half marathon. My top mileage put in is 18 miles. Took 6 month hiatus and lost my running partner. How do I get back into loving running again?

Consider running for a cause. There are many charitable organizations that support team running. Part of the individual fund raising effort includes doing creative things such as social gatherings. If you like running partners, team running might be good. I did one and got some good professional training as well as meeting a few friends along the way.

I'm running my first 5K in 22 years in a week and I get out of breath after a 2 minute run. What advice do you have to help me survive the run, and don't say not to do it, it's a charity run?

Its a charity run, so the first goal is to have fun and raise some funds. Going fast isn't too important so if you're not prepared, don't try to go fast.I've had some of my most fun working at races anchoring the pack (making sure nobody gets

Is it easier to bike 100 miles or to run a marathon?

I've done both, and for me the 100 miles on a bike is way easier than running a marathon (26.22 miles). Way back when I was in good shape, I did both within two weeks of each other. The difference between them was staggering!Sure,

Is it safe to run at least 3.11 miles (or approximately 5 KM) every day (to build up to at least 10 KM in just 4 weeks)?

It is very doable and I have done it many times myself - most recently last month. However, I think it's important to acknowledge that this does increase your risk of running-related injury. It's difficult to increase mileage more slowly than that,

Is marathon running healthy?

First of all, a clarification: health and fitness are different things. The former is related to overall well-being, and the latter is related to being able to perform certain tasks well (such as running a marathon). Generally more fit doesn't necessarily mean more healthy.No, marathon running is not healthy. Human body is not made for

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 3 mind blowing facts about Marathon running?

The mental game. Running for marathon or even half marathon distance requires a strong mental game. Am I going too fast, too slow, is that pain lactic acid flushing through or is it something? Am I sweating? What is left in the tank?The training, most training programmes max out

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 are the best marathon tips?

Hi,Here are some tips:Do train yourself very hard. Note down your run times, race distance and how your body behaves. It's hard to remember what you did later, so make a record in an excel sheet.Increase distance gradually to build your stamina and reduces the risk of injury over time.Run

What is it like to run a marathon every day?

I did this, not for just a few days but for 238 days In a row. I ran across the US in one of the longest distances recorded. While most who run across the US choose the shortest distance, around 3,100 miles, my route was a network of trails and back roads collectively called the American Discovery Trail.

What is the best body type for marathon running?

Long legs, short upper body, lightweight (a very low fat percentage) and not very tall. Allow me to tell you a small anecdote: When I was warming up for one of the last marathons that I ran (a local marathon, in the Spanish town where I live), I went

What is the best marathon training plan for a beginner?

I have been studying running for quite some time now,writing blog posts and reviews for Treadmillreviews.com.(http://www.treadmillreviews.com/...)  There are few things I would recommend.  First listen to what Andy Bret said.  Building that weekly long

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 best way to incorporate strength training into marathon training?

Depends on your goals and method.The classical exercises are basically core and some leg strength exercises, basically:Dead Lifts (the straight legged one)Romanian Dead Lifts (bend knees)SquatsLungesThe last two can be done with or without weight.This should be done on the off days (days of not running) , for a maximum of 30 minutes

What is the best way to train for long distance running?

I found a solution to substitute the boring "DISCIPLINE" and it's simple. Pick one thing that you enjoy the most. Do it only during running or as a consequence of running. After 3 days of successful running, add a thing that you hate to do and has the special characteristic of being achieve at any time

What is the difference between training shoes and running shoes?

Many people treat most rubber shoes and the like as athletic shoes. Simple walking shoes, sneakers, gym shoes, running shoes and training shoes can be considered one and the same footwear. Although they share lots of similar characteristics, some of

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

What made you quit running marathons?

Lack of natural ability, at least at that distance.My maximum distance to run pretty hard - but still pacing myself - was about 2 1/2 miles. I did place in the US Masters Championship at 5000m, but really need to ease off

What shoes are best to use to last longer while running? (Specify specific shoes and their names, and why its claimed to be better) Especially if it helps the ankles so they don't hurt while I run.

I would recommend a good set of orthotics with a New Balance shoe.Simply remove the stock insole, and replace with your orthotic. There are a variety of orthotics that can be purchased online which are nearly as nice as a custom set.It has been very nice for my painful right ankle since going this route.

Who has a better overall level of physical fitness - a marathon runner or a bodybuilder/powerlifter?

Interesting story to give you an answer.A good friend of mine and I decided to go for an Event in India called DevilsCircuit . It is downright crazy, but lovely fun when done with friends and not really in a competitive manner. C077 below is my friend who for all matters is

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

Why do a lot of long distance runners have bellies? It takes a lot of training over several months to be able to run a 10K, half-marathon, or marathon, so why do a lot of people I see running not have flat bellies?

I'm a cardiologist and an amateur runner having run the NYC marathon in ‘15 and ‘17. The answer to your question is a topic I discuss with patients nearly everyday. Weight loss, at its core, is a simple mathematical problem. Calories in minus calories burned equals weight gain or

Why is a marathon distance 26 miles?

After the defeat of the Persians in the battle of Marathon, the Greek soldier Pheidippides had to run from Marathon to Athens, to announce the good news to the Athenians. He ran wearing full armor, a distance which is considered to be somewhere between 34.5km (21.4mi) and 40km (25mi),

Can all marathon runners run 5 miles in 30 minutes?

The answer to nearly every question worded in absolutist terms is going to be ‘no'. I assume you really meant

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

Do you feel fit enough to run a marathon?

I've ran a half marathon before. This was rather recent too, so I think this should accurately reflect me now:Miles 1 - 5: Going smoothly. My pace seems okay. Not in too much danger, just need to keep my hydration up.Miles 6 -

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 greatly increase my mile pace in a 7-8 month time period

This isn't an easy question to answer without knowing anything about your training history.So assuming you're a beginner, I'll give you the brief, full overview.Overdistance training at conversational pace. Gradually increase your weekly running, whether it be minutes, miles, or kilometers. If your body starts to break, then you're increasing your output too quickly

How to run for a really long time

I recommend that you pick a distance between 3 and 5km. Less that 3 is too little and more than 5 too much for a beginner. Time yourself once a week, as you should be driven by what you feel and not by the chronometer.Now go and run it, walk it, walk-run-walk it, whatever you can

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.

How to train for a marathon if I already do long daily cardio workouts? I stopped running a few years ago but would like to run one more marathon. How do I gradually build up running while maintaining cardiovascular fitness and avoiding injury

You should be doing 2 long runs a week (10 milers, 13 milers), you should be doing a short run 1 or two days a week (5 milers).. and you should be running intervals 1 day a week once you get within about 2 months of the race (you could

How do long distance runners train?

Per my personal experience I think now that everyone can get ready for half marathon race in 3-4 months time frame. I started running actively a year ago and it got under my skin and I simple love it. Long distance running is a great combination of physical and mental

How does gaining weight affect running speed?

It all depends on the kind of weight.If you're just getting fat, then you're going to run slower. Period.If you're building muscle, then it's possible that you might actually run faster, but this is incumbent upon your weight training regimen that facilitated the muscle growth.

How many calories does a marathon burn?

It depends heavily on the size of the runner. A 100 lb runner will burn half the calories of a 200 lb runner. A typical male runner will burn around 140 calories per mile for the 26.2 miles or approximately 3668 calories.Marathon runners usually have trained so they have a fairly

How much training time does it take to be able to run a marathon pace of 7:30 per mile given the current training time of 10 min/mile pace for 6 miles and be a 7 out of 10 in muscle fatigue?

You need to set a REALISTIC goal.7:30 marathon running is quite respectable - it's sub 3:20 pace for the full distance, which is moving out of ‘jogger' territory into ‘runner' mode.Someone who can run a 3:20 marathon will likely be able to run 6:00 miling or

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

I have run eight marathons with my fastest at 4 hours and 59 minutes. During mile 16-21, I usually have to walk some. How do I finish stronger and finish with my best time possible?

There is no secret in lowering your marathon times, other than specific training, and lowering your times for the 10k.A lot of runners aiming to beat their marathon pb, no matter what time they are aiming for, run most of, or all their mileage at a set speed, you could call it junk mileage.Its

If I run 10 miles a day, when would I be ready to run a marathon?

Contrary to the other answers, I'm going to say: Yep, running 10 miles a day is a great way to train for a marathon. I ran the fastest marathon of my life by following just such a training regimen.You'll likely want to schedule a long run (15-20 miles) once a week.

Is it necessary to do a 20-mile training run to prepare for a marathon?

Strictly speaking, no, but it's often advisable. Here's one data point for you: A friend of mine had entered the Stockholm Marathon, but 4 weeks beforehand injured his knee and couldn't run, so he gave his entry to another friend, Marco.  Marco had never run, but since he rode a

Is it possible to get fit for a marathon in 7 weeks?

No you do not have time to "get fit" for a marathon in 7 weeks. However you might be trying to decide if you should run it anyway?Should you? No. To avoid injury you need to build up your mileage

Is it true that if a person can run 6 miles, they can train for a marathon?

The use of 'baseline' here is the key. If by baseline you mean minimum starting point for marathon training, I'd say that's very accurate.If you can run 6 miles- or to use a more commonly used reference point,

Is running 40 miles a week enough to successfully train for a marathon?

I've been taught that the rule of thumb for any race is for your average daily mileage to be a third of the race distance you're hoping to run. So, if you run 40 miles a week, theoretically you're averaging a little less than 6 miles a day. Multiply 6 times 3, and

Should I lift weights while training for a marathon?

Strictly speaking if your only athletic goal is long distance running the only worthwhile weightlifting would be to as you said reduce the risk of injury. The body seems to best train for an activity by doing that activity. So, sprints and hill training may be a better alternative for optimal running time. Any muscle mass gained that is

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 are good 5k and 10k times for running?

A2A‘Good' is pretty vague. Who are you comparing yourself to? There are people who are destroyed when they barely miss out running sub-15 5k's and some are over the moon with sub-30. It's very subjective.My definition of ‘good' is ‘better than the

What are some tips for aspiring marathon runners?

There's really only one thing necessary to truly prepare for a marathon. It's the trick for success. Ready for it? Run lots of miles. How many miles? All of them. Run all the miles.You have to run until running is your mistress. You

What are the best weight training exercises for preparing for an ultra marathon?

Since I was asked...I'll be honest and say I am not really qualified to answer this question.I wish I could run ultras, but my body can't take the stress. Never could.My best guess is, you would be well-served by a full-body routine using light weights.Also a

What are the most important stretches for marathon runners?

I agree with Enric's answer just abut completely. The debate on static stretching flips sides every so often, but for a while now

What benefits do we get by running a marathon?

I have ran 12 full marathons and I can tell you each of them are really hard especially you are aiming for time. But my previous one I ran at slow pace to help a friend achieving his PB of 5hours, we managed in 4:58, this particularly was easy and enjoyable for me.So

What are the key changes in training to get you to a sub 3 hour marathon?

First it depends on your potential or talent. Not everyone can run a sub 3 hour marathon even if they optimized their training and went all in.heard of Yasso's workout to test your marathon goal pace? If whatever you can do 10 x 800 in minutes and

What exercise must be followed for a marathon?

After videotaping and analyzing over 4500 runners I have found that the main problem runners have is that they are too stiff-everywhere. Their chest does not expand, so it is difficult to breathe. Their shoulders are stiff, so they twist in their upper body when they run. Their hips are stiff so their stride angle is small, which

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

What is the best 8 week online half marathon training plan for intermediate-level runners?

I think Hal Higdon has some good plans for people of all skill and experience levels.The 8 week timeline is pushing it a little since you'll only have 6 weeks of serious running before you want to start tapering to fully recover and rest before the race.Being an intermediate-level runner helps.  I assume this means

What is the best way to avoid injuries while training for a marathon?

First I would follow a prescribed plan. They can be found online. Preparing for my four marathons I used a beginners plan I found in an old Runners World magazine.Second, you should never increase your weekly mileage by more than 10 percent.Third, crosstrain or take a day off once in a while. As a much younger man, I would

What is the best way to pace a marathon?

If one's goal is to achieve their best finishing time possible, the ideal pacing is to run evenly at the maximum pace they can sustain for 26.2 miles (with a slight negative split), taking into account course conditions such as hills and weather.  This is a bit of a circular argument: one needs to know their ideal pace.  This

What is the range of the tracking devices placed on runners' bibs or shoes during marathons?

Most races that have automatic timing use Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags in the bib or on the shoe (usually the former these days).  When the runner goes over a timing mat, the passive RFID transponder on the runner picks up

When running a track meet for a long distance event of 3200m, why do my thighs go and feel heavy like weights are on them and hard to move on the last couple of laps?

Welcome to the wonderful world of distance running on the track. You need to do more interval workouts, like 400, 500, 600 repeats. Whatever it is that you do, make sure it adds up to 4000m... it can be 10x400, 8x500, or any combination thereof. Make sure you do adequate warm-up

Who are the best marathon runners?

As with most questions about the ranking of sports teams, players or participants, you can make a subjective argument for a whole host of candidates. I would argue, however, that there is a clear cut answer to this one.The best marathoner

Why do people run marathons if it's bad for your body?

Help me. I've been bad!People always ask me a question similar to yours: Doesn't running hurt your knees? and I will usually respond with My knees and I have an agreement - If I agree not to put the weight back on, then they agree to put up with my running marathons.Neither of us

Why do you want to run a marathon?

Why did I run marathons?From 0 to 10kmAbout six years ago, I decided to get fit. My first steps would be to run 30 minutes per day and register for a 10km race (two weeks later).The next day, I put my shoes

As a 280 lb male who can cover 1 mile in 12 minutes, or 3 miles in 42 minutes (with walk breaks), how long would I need to train to be able to complete a 4 hour marathon?

Yes you can, but you will need to lose weight, train consistently and realise it is a two year goal.Target pace is 9.07 min per mile. So have the following goals:A 5km at target pace 3 months from now2. A 10 km at target pace 6 months from now3. A half marathon at target pace one

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 to run longer distances without slowing my pace

Generally speaking distance becomes rhythmic once you find your flow which can keep your pace from dropping once you've trained a over a good amount of time.The tricks however to get there can vary.Depending how adept you are towards training can change this drastically.New runners

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 overcome challenges to start training or running again

That's a difficult question.If you are coming back after an injury or a long hiatus you could just ease into it as if you were just starting again following the 10% rule.Also if you just need motivation a good thing to do is to set a fixed and measurable goal race. You can also set something else like a

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

I have run anything from a 5k to a half marathon. My top mileage put in is 18 miles. Took 6 month hiatus and lost my running partner. How do I get back into loving running again?

Consider running for a cause. There are many charitable organizations that support team running. Part of the individual fund raising effort includes doing creative things such as social gatherings. If you like running partners, team running might be good. I did one and got some good professional training as well as meeting a few friends along the way.

I'm running a marathon in the fall, should I focus on cardio or strength training to finish fast and strong?

Strength training doesn't hurt I guess but I would keep your training as specific as possible. Which in your case will mean putting the mileage in and actually running.For me long distance work is the last style of training I should be