Half Marathon Training

Hi, I am doing my first half marathon in just over 4 weeks. I am up to 9 miles at the moment. I am pondering on whether to actually do the 13 miles before the event or just leave it at 10/11 and then leave the rest to on the day to really feel that sense of achievement on the day. Does anyone have any ideas on what is best?


  • Hi lizb, I did my first HM last year and my longest training run was about 11.5 - 12 miles and I did that 2 weeks before the race. A week before the race I tapered and did about 6 miles. Not going the whole distance in training was fine as the adrenaline on day will see you over the finish line. Good luck and enjoy the run.

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