In a strange twist of fate, I recently decided to take yet another stab at running a half marathon! The first time I took on this feat was two years ago, when I ran in the Cap City Half Marathon in Columbus. This time, I will be running the Pro Football Half of Fame Marathon & Half Marathon in Canton on April 27, 2014.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon & Half Marathon was listed by Active.com as one of the Top 14 Marathons To Do in 2014.
While I will not be doing the FULL marathon (I have my sights set on a full in 2015, the year I turn -gulp- 30), I will still be taking part in one of the coolest running events of the year, according to Active.com at least!
No matter what half marathon you decide to do, it is important to train accordingly (something I am going to commit wholeheartedly to this time around as to avoid injury).
Ideally, you should give yourself 12 weeks to train for a half marathon. Today, however, marks 100 days until the Pro Football Hall of Fame Half Marathon, so I am going to take the liberty to provide for OHventures readers a basic 100-day prepping schedule to train for a half marathon. If you can find a half marathon you want to run that is approximately 100 days away, then this is a great training calendar for you to work with!
Depending on which day your race is, you will have to adjust the day of the week that you do each run so that your final day fits this schedule. Remember to take it easy and pace yourself!
Rest on Day 99 and RUN THE HALF ON DAY 100!!!
Here are some other resources you can use to help you train: Tackling a Half Marathon, Tips For Beginner Runners, Mini Runners' Clinic, Training Thus Far, Fleet Feet Running Shoes