Tuesday, April 17, 2012

13.1 Your Lucky Number

My youngest sister Jessica is in such good health. She has been running for many years. She is my motivation to get healthier.  Jessica gets up early in the morning to go running with her best friend and she also goes to the gym several times a week.  I applaud her for being so disciplined and being a good role mode for her kids.  She keeps the family health conscious and active year-round.

Thirteen miles is a long way to run! The half marathon is a distance to be respected. It requires a good deal of guts, practice and determination to make it over that finish line. The good news is that you can do it! All it takes is a bit of time and dedication. Consistent training is the key to success. If you skip steps along the way or routinely miss runs, you’ll increase your likelihood for injury. It’s crucial to build your aerobic endurance slowly in order to have an excellent race.

There are some safety parameters that should be in place before you start. If this is your first half marathon, follow the Beginner Program. Before starting this plan, you should be able to run up to five miles and have nine months of running experience under your belt. If you’re not quite there yet, don’t fret. Build your base by training first for a 5k. There’s no rush!

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