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How (Not) to Train for a Half Marathon

How (Not) to Train for a Half Marathon

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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17 Comments

  1. Cee Cee

    I’ve run injured too. Big mistake. I was stubborn and thought I could “run through it.” 🙁

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think most runners are “stubborn.” They have to be in order to run otherwise they’d never finish a race! But there’s a line between ignoring real pain and being stubborn. I’ve been there too.

    2. Jess

      I hear you! I ran with a pulled patella tendon and torn cartilidge. I thought it was normal and the real runners were tough so I should be too. BIG mistake. 8 months later I am running again, slowly and starting all over again!

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Great post! I have to get better about cross training – I think that’s one big mistake a lot of runners make when training for big races!

  3. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    Thanks so much for this post! I want to run a half, but it’s pretty intimidating. Plus, I think I might actually gain weight doing it – for reasons exactly like your cheeseburger example! This definitely gives me more food for thought.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is very intimidating!

  4. Yvonne

    I am SO PROUD of Becky. Not only is she intelligent and beautiful, she is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She brings joy and sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets. Way to train and accomplish your goals!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for reading Yvonne!

  5. Tara Burner

    great info and perfect timing since I’m going to be training for half marathon soon!
    🙂

  6. XLMIC

    So much super valuable info in this! Thanks so much 🙂

  7. Becky

    Thanks again for the opportunity to write this! It was a lot of fun!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for sharing your story!

  8. Suzzie

    wow! Even if you didn’t follow all the rules, way to go for finishing! I don’t think I have that amount of dedication. I so admire people who do this! Have you fully recovered yet?

    1. Becky

      I am fully recovered and feeling great! I have another half marathon tomorrow and it is going to be so much better than my first! I can’t wait!

      1. Lisa Eirene

        Wow you are trying again? Good luck! 🙂

  9. Amy

    Hi Becky,
    I think you did a wonderful job to get through all of that and finish!
    I just recently completed my first half marathon as well and I neglected all of the things you mentioned above as well 🙂 But it’s all a learning curve, right!
    Now I’m concentrating on a more balanced schedule and I think my body will thank my for it 🙂
    Good luck in the marathon 🙂

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