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Half Marathons and Marathons

Get half marathon and marathon training schedules, race reviews, racing advice, plus long-distance running tips for every level of experience.
  1. Half Marathon FAQs (23)
  2. Half Marathon Training Plans (8)
  3. Half and Full Marathon Nutrition (15)
  4. Half and Full Marathon Training Tips (21)
  5. Half-Marathons and Reviews (5)
  6. Marathon Training FAQs (49)
  7. Marathon Training Schedules (10)
  8. Marathon and Half Marathon Running Tips (17)
  9. Marathons and Reviews (10)

Marathon Training and Running Tips for Beginners
Ready to train for and run a marathon? Here's advice for beginner runners about marathon training and running, from training schedules to long run tips to mental strategies.

All About Running and Training for a Half-Marathon Race
A half-marathon race is 13.1 miles long, which is exactly half the distance of a marathon. Here are training tips and schedules for the half marathon distance.

Basic Half Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners
Ready to train for your first half marathon? This 12-week training schedule is perfect for beginner runners who want to run a half marathon.

Run/Walk Half Marathon Training Schedule
This 12-week half marathon training program is designed to help you run/walk to the finish line of your half marathon.

Advanced Beginner Half Marathon Training Schedule
This 12-week half marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.

Intermediate Half Marathon Training Schedule
You've already run at least one half-marathon (13.1 miles), and now you're moving on to your next goal: Improving your half-marathon race time. This 12-week training schedule can help you run a personal record in the half-marathon.

Advanced Half Marathon Schedule
If you're an experienced runner and you're hoping to take your half marathon training to the next level, use this 12-week training schedule to help you run a personal record (PR) in your next half-marathon.

Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
Ready to start training for your first marathon? Here's the perfect schedule for beginners whose goal is to finish.

Run/Walk Marathon Training Schedule
This 20-week marathon training program is designed to help you run/walk to the finish line of your marathon.

Advanced Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
This 20-week marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.

Intermediate Marathon Training Schedule
This 18-week marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced runners.

Intermediate Marathon Training Schedule
This 18-week marathon training schedule is geared toward intermediate runners.

Nutrition for Long Distance Runners
Nutrition and hydration are critical to training for and running long distance races such as half marathons and marathons. Here are some basics about running nutrition and hydration, including what, when, and how much to eat and drink.

What to Eat and Drink Before Your Long Runs
You nutrition and hydration during the days leading up to your long run is critical to your performance and comfort. Here's what you should be eating and drinking before your long runs.

Tips for Running Your First Half Marathon
Training for your first half marathon? Check out these half marathon training tips to get physically and mentally prepared for your race.

What to Do the Day Before Running a Marathon or Half Marathon
What you do during the day before your half or full marathon can have a huge effect -- positive or negative -- on your race. Follow these tips to make sure you avoid making mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during your half or full marathon.

Marathon Recovery Tips
You did it! Whether you just ran your first or tenth marathon, you made it through 26.2 miles -- and you have the sore and fatigued muscles to prove it. Here's some advice to get you through the next week.

Tips to Make Your Long Runs Easier
Get tips to make your longer runs easier and more comfortable, and get you prepared for running a marathon.

Top Spring Marathons in the U.S.
Looking for a spring marathon in the U.S.? Check out this list of top U.S. spring marathons.

Why Am I Gaining Weight During Marathon Training?
Some runners find that they actually gain weight during training. Learn how to avoid it.

Quotes About Running Marathons
Running a marathon is an experience that's difficult to put into words. But these notable people from the running world manage to describe the physical and mental challenges of the 26.2-mile race.

Mental Preparation Tips for Your Marathon
Running a marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical fitness. Here are some tips on how to win the psychological battles throughout the race.

5 Rookie Marathon Mistakes to Avoid
Running your first marathon soon? Here are some common rookie marathon mistakes to avoid, so you don’t have to learn lessons on race day.

10 Best Things About Half Marathon Running
Thinking about running a half marathon or want to remind yourself of why you signed up for one in the first place? Here are some excellent reasons to love half marathons.

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