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One City Half Marathon Race Recap

Autum and Angie at the One City Half

The One City Races are located in Newport News, Virginia. This is the 6th year of holding the races which consist of a marathon, half marathon, 8k, and mile fun run.

Between all three events there were around 2,700 participants.

My sister Autum and I traveled down there on in search of PRs in the half marathon. Continue Reading →

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Registration Now Open for the 2019 Virtual Half Marathon!

We are excited open registration for the 2019 MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon! This year’s medal is based on one of our favorite mantras from a past episode, “I EAT HILLS LIKE CANDY!”.

The medal is 3-dimensional and features mini-runners who can be moved up and down the mountain. Everyone who signs up will also get a totally rad (trucker style) running hat made by Boco Gear -a Colorado based company. See more details here.

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Photos from the 2018 MTA Virtual Half

Raley Parker releasing the kraken in Delaware.

Here are some photos from this year’s MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon.

The way it works is . . . participants complete their half marathon sometime in the month of November and we ship them out their finisher’s medal. We had 375 people participate this year!

We love seeing the running routes and race reports . . . Continue Reading →

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This Race is About to Sell Out!

Registration for the MTA Virtual Half Marathon has exceeded our initial estimates and we’ve already added to our order of hats and medals.

Just a heads up that we have only 17 hats and medals left and once they are gone we will be closing down registration.

We now have runners from all over the world -47 states and 18 countries. Our special Facebook group is up and it’s fascinating to see where people will be running. You can join in the fun here: https://www.marathontrainingacademy.com/half

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The Half Marathon Episode!

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In this episode we share tips on half marathon success for both beginners and experienced runners. Plus, we tell you about the first ever MTA Virtual Half Marathon!! Coming soon to a running route near you!

For many people the half marathon is their favorite race distance. It’s challenging but also very attainable for most people.

Plus, they’re a bit easier to recover from than the marathon distance.
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Why Half Marathon Times Don’t Translate into Full Marathon Times

Here’s a question I received from a fellow runner named Chris,

Hi Angie! I’m 50 years old and have been running for 2 1/2 years (after losing 105 pounds, but that’s another story). My times for the half marathon are decent, generally in the 1:55 area. I’ve run three marathons with a PR of 4:27:34 and a worst of 4:58:30.

Anyway, based on various race predictors, it looks like my “expected” marathon time is in around 4:05. Why am I so far off, and how can I get my half marathon ability, such as it is, to translate to the marathon distance? I’m training for the Long Beach (Ca.) Marathon in October and I’d really like to come in around 4:10 or so. Thanks, and keep up your great work! -Chris

My answer . . . Continue Reading →

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13.1 Tips for Running Your First Half Marathon

16131867964_4053e65f49_oThe half marathon is the fastest growing race distance. If 13.1 miles is on your to-do list, prepare yourself with these suggestions to have a rewarding race day.

By Henry Howard

2,046,600.

That’s how many half marathoner finishers there were in 2014, according to Running USA’s annual half marathon report. About three in five of the finishes were attributed to women.

Those 2 million crossings of the finish line make the half marathon the fastest growing race distance. It’s no wonder that the distance is so popular — it’s often the gateway run of choice for those looking to bridge the gap between a 5K and a full marathon.

While the popularity of the marathon is also increasing, not everyone wants to complete 26.2 miles. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Half marathons present their own challenges. The average race time — 2:03 for males and 2:21 for females — means that runners will need to take their preparation, training and nutrition seriously. Continue Reading →

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