How many miles should I walk for a half marathon?
Be able to walk at least 1 mile. This half marathon program builds up your walking endurance at a slow and steady rate. Therefore, you do not need much of a base to start with. However, if you are a regular walker and can walk at least a mile then you have a head start!
Why do people walk half marathons?
Choosing to walk a half marathon is a great goal for those who want to bump up their exercise, maybe ease into running later on, or even just to receive that sense of personal accomplishment while working towards a healthy goal.
What is cross training?
Cross Training (scheduled as XT on the training schedule) is incorporated into the program to help work the muscles that are ignored when walking. This will help to keep them strong and flexible as you continue to build your walking routine.
How long is a track?
Most tracks are a quarter of a mile in length (4x around = 1 mile). This can add up to a lot of turns along the track however the surface, accuracy, and stability of the track may be something you enjoy.
How long is a football track?
Find a high school track or football field. Most tracks are a quarter of a mile in length (4x around = 1 mile). This can add up to a lot of turns along the track however the surface, accuracy, and stability of the track may be something you enjoy.
Is it easy to walk 13.1 miles?
Walking 13.1 miles is not easy to do especially without having built the endurance to walk that far. Your body will need to under-go a certain amount of adaptation. With training though and a good half marathon training walking program you will be able to complete the distance.
Is there a free half marathon?
Yes, a lot of half-marathons are for runners but there are many half marathons that happily welcome walkers into their ranks. And yes! There is a free half marathon walking training program at the bottom of this page!
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