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Half Marathon Endurance Tips

In order to build endurance to complete a half marathon comfortably you need to work on your aerobic fitness, mental stamina and physical fitness.

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 1 : Mileage

The way to go about those three is doing enough mileage. Ask any fast marathoner how much they run and you are sure to get something like, upward of 120 km a week. If 120 km sounds too much, start small, aim at 20 km then 30, 40, 50 km like that.

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 2 : Long Run

Once per week you should run a long run. The distance should be anything from 15 km to 20 km. The long run is done at slow steady pace, just go out thee and have fun at your own pace. The long is critical to your half marathon performance as it provides you with the aerobic fitness.

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 3 : Speed Work

Speed work is about trying to push your body beyond its limits. It helps in improving running efficiency. Ideally these sessions should be done on a track or flat grass oval.  It about running at a fast pace.

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 4 : Diet

Remember to fuel your body. Eat healthy foods and make sure you eat enough. Have a small meal before going out for a run.

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 5 : Water

Stay hydrated. Lack of water is one of the main cause of fatigue

Half Marathon Endurance Tip 6 : Rest

Rest is very important in any training program. Rest allows your body to recover from fatigue and minor injuries. The body regenerates during rest. It is also important to reduce your training days before a race.

2011 Boston Marathon Results : New Mens World Record!

Geoffrey Mutai has  set the world of distance running in a frenzy by winning the 115 Boston marathon in 2 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds! For those who don’t know what that means: ITS A NEW MEN’S MARATHON RECORD!

The record broke just when everyone was talking how Desiree Davila of US had done an incredible Job to finish second in the womens race. Now the talk is on the Geoffrey Mutai and his record breaking time.

Mens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai – 2: 03: 02Kenya

Moses Mosop – 2:03:05 – Kenya

Gebre Gebremariam 2:04:54 – Ethiopia

Womens Results 2011 Boston Marathon

Caroline Kilel – 2:22:36 – Kenya

Desiree Davila –  2:22:38 – USA

Geoffrey Mutai Sets New Men’s Marathon Record

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has set a new men’s marathon record 2 hours, 3 minutes 2 second. SHOCKING STUFF. Who would have bet the world record to be broken in Boston Marathon, with it’s hilly course? You can’t make this stuff it has happened!

The 29 year old Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai he is a two-time winner of the Eindhoven Marathon and he is now the winner of the 2011 Boston Marathon.

His other significant victories include the Monaco Marathon and he is a strong half marathon runner as well, with previous wins at the Valencia Half Marathon and RAK Half Marathon, and a best of 59:30 to his name.

 

 

London Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos

London marathon 2011 was magnificent. Both the men’s and women’s races proved to be among the best ever.” The winners were flying! The pictures and Photos from 2011 London Marathon will make the race one to remember.

Picture courtesy of SKY News UK

To See More London Marathon 2011 Pictures & Photos go to : –

1. BBC London Marathon Slideshow

2. SKY New London Marathon slideshow

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Results

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 has just ended and the mens winner is Wilson Chebet of Kenya. There was great expectation leading to this race that the world record would be broken but the winner fell short. Chebet won in a 2 hours, 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Mens Results

  1. Wilson Chebet – Kenya
  2. Vincent Kipruto – Kenya
  3. Chala Dechase – Ethiopia

ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Womens Results

In the womens race, Philes Ongori broke away with 900m to go, winning her marathon debut in 2:24:19.

  1. Philes Ongori – Kenya
  2. Hildah Kibet – Kenya

There was late drama in the womens race when a man tarnished the finish for women’s winner Ongori, blocking her line to the tape. The finish photo was ruined.

Download Free Half Marathon Training Program

If you are training for your a half marathon or 21K you can benefit from following a half marathon training program for developed by an Australian endurance coach. Ben Wesby

The 12 week program contains training tips and ideas for half marathon training. It covers the following areas :-

1. Long runs for half marathon

2. Interval training for half marathon

3. Strength sessions for half marathon

4. Speed work for half marathon

5. Improving your lung capacity

You can download the detailed PDF report at half marathon training program site.

How To Predict Your Marathon Time

To predict your marathon time, race shorter races about a month or less than the marathon.

Marathon Time Calculator

For a 10K race, multiple your time by 4.67 to predict your marathon time. For a half-marathon, multiple your time by 2.1. For example, a 10K time of 45:30 would predict a marathon time of about 3:32:30; a half-marathon time of 1:35 would predict a marathon time of about 3:19:30.

Good Luck

Boston Marathon Course : Route Map – Town to City

The historic 26 mile boston marathon course starts in the town of hopkinton and ends in boston city

9 Towns along the boston marathon course.

1. Hopkinton

2. Ashland

3. Framingham

4. Natick

5. Wellesley

6. Newton

7. Brighton

8. Brookline

9. Boston

Snap short of boston marathon route – course map

How to Download the Boston marathon route map.

To get a detailed boston marathon route map you may download it from the official boston marathon website : download the boston marathon map here

Official Qualify Times For New York Marathon

To qualify for New York marathon a marathon runner must show proof of meeting the following qualifying times in certified races.

Open (Age 18-39)** Masters (Age 40+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 2:55:00 1:23:00 3:10:00 1:30:00
Women 3:23:00 1:37:00 3:38:00 1:44:00
Veterans (Age 50+)** Veterans (Age 60+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 3:30:00 1:40:00 3:45:00 1:48:00
Women 3:52:00 1:50:00 4:13:00 2:00:30
Veterans (Age 70+)**
Marathon Half-Marathon
Men 4:00:00 1:55:00
Women 4:35:00 2:11:00
* All times must be run at, or faster than, the posted time.
** Your age on the day of the qualifying race.

The New York marathon also guarantees entries for the following group of runners

  • Members of New York Road Runners, who completed at least nine NYRR-scored, qualifying races during the calendar year.
  • Those who have completed 15 or more New York City Marathons.
  • Those who have applied but been denied entry for the last three years in a row

If you don’t meet the above qualifying times don’t worry!

Runners who don’t meet any of the above criteria can also apply through the New York Marathon lottery. Because the number of applicants exceed the number of spaces available, a draw is held and the lucky runners notified.

For more information on when and how to apply visit New York Marathon website

Source of Information New York Marathon Website