April 23, 2015

half-marathon training

half-marathonThis weekend is the Bend, OR marathon/half-marathon (the city’s first!), and I’ll be running in it. It’s my first ever half-marathon, so I’m pretty excited/nervous. I’ve been following a modified version of this beginner half-marathon training schedule for the last few months. Up until the end, I was hitting every long run on the weekends, but the last couple of weeks, I have barely trained. Burn out maybe? Hence the nerves.

I thought I’d share a few of the products that have been helpful during training, and hopefully during the race!

Nike Lunarglide 6. $110. My all-time favorite running shoe with just the right amount of support. I’ll probably have to retire my pair after the race, I’ve put so many miles on them.

Nike Hyperwarm Pullover. $99.97. It’s still pretty chilly in the morning when I set out for my long runs. This top is keeps me warm without overheating, and is super comfortable thanks to its seamless design.

Songza. Free. I’ve written about Songza on this blog in the past, but it’s worth mentioning again here. I have to have music when I run (I get so bored otherwise), and the cardio hip hop channel on Songza really keeps me in the zone.

Glide anti-chafing balm. $26.99. Once I got into the 8+ mile runs, this stuff became an absolute necessity.

Have you run a half-marathon (or marathon)? Will you do it again? Any tips for race day?


  • Rachel

    Omgosh!!! Good luck Nat. Let us know how you do! P.S Lunarglides are the best.

  • Brian

    You will do great! Don’t start too fast. Your endorphins will try to launch you in the beginning but take the first couple miles to find your pace and enjoy it. Don’t get discouraged about half way through. It tends to be a little painful but your second wind comes fast after the halfway mark. You will rock it. Good luck!

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