Beginner wanting to do a half by November
I am new here, and new to running. I was just wondering if it is realistic to aim being able to do a half marathon by November. At the moment i don't run, but i intend on starting today!
I am 100% dedicated to getting fit & ready for this half in November, but would like your proffesional opinion.
If you think it is possible, please point in me in the direction of a way of planning my exercise & eating. If not, then please say so, it wouldnt hurt my feelings. I would much rather be safe!
Thank you to all those who read this and reply, i really appreciate it.
End of November is over 4 months away - if you train sensibly that's plenty of time and there will be plenty beginners 12 or 16 week training plans online to get you there.
KT 3 to 4 months is time for a half marathon from scatch as long as you don't have any health problems. Which one are you thinging of doing? There is a training plan attached to this site that's a good starting point for training up to a half.
Only think would say is don't go hell for leather at first. You see a lot of newbie's overtraining thinking yes I can hammer it and then wonder why they end up injured.
One thing would say through is if you havn't throught of it already go get a gait test from a running shop and invest in some decent running trainer's. Will help and also reduce the risk of getting injured.
Thanks so much everyone, that is great news. Cake I was hoping to do the Conwy half http://www.runwales.com/events/conwy-half-marathon but there is no plan on the website as of yet.
I shall get on it now Thanks again everyone, I shall endevour to update you on how it all goes!
Hi KT2 - just came across your thread. I'm thinking of entering for this half marathon. If you're still around - how's it going?
I'm running my first half marathon on Sunday!
Followed a beginners plan and am now running 10 miles in around 90 mins.
It can done.
That's brilliant, good luck Heather!
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