Your First Half Marathon Training Plan

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to train for, and run a half marathon? Whether you love being active or hate it, running a half marathon is something everyone should do once. I promise you it will be fun. I know it sounds terrible (like self inflicted torture) but once you can run 3 miles without stopping, that's when the fun begins.

How many times have you told yourself you were going to get healthy? Well now is your chance! I want you to run a half marathon and I'm going to make the logistics effortless for you.  What you need to do is find a race, sign up, and start putting one foot in front of the other. I'm going to be here training with you every single step of the way.

Step 1: Download the RunKeeper app. onto your smartphone.  Because I'm a RunKeeper ambassador, the first 100 people to CLICK HERE  and type in the code "RSRNewYear" into the website will get 1 month free of RunKeeper elite. What's the difference between RunKeeper and RunKeeper Elite? The amount of training plans! The reason I am a runner today is because of RunKeeper. I found the app 1 week after I started running and after trying 4 other apps, decided it was the best Running App out there. I've trained for over a dozen half marathons and 2 full marathons with it. And what's even more exciting is 3 Run, Selfie, Repeaters will win 1 FULL YEAR of RunKeeper elite! How? By submitting your Runfie's of course!

Over the next 7 day's take a picture of yourself running with the reason why, use the #RunSelfieRepeat, and you could win! Remember if your account is private I can't see your runfie! So lace up and get moving!

I've gone ahead and created a Beginner's Half Marathon training schedule if you choose not to use the RunKeeper app. (The RunKeeper plan is EXTREMELY similar and is the plan I used for my first Half Marathon! I recommend RunKeeper over the plan below.) Every Monday I will break down the training plan for all of you first timer's! If you can't run a mile start at the top. That way we can slowly move from walking 1 minute and running 1 minute to running 4 miles without stopping!

Not sure which half marathon to run? Check out! If you haven't run a day in your life you will need about 6 months. If you can run 4 miles right now, you will need about 4 months.

Let me know which half marathon you sign up for in the comments section below and remember you can always email me with questions, comments, concerns, and any panicking:

Here we go! Who's ready to run their first half marathon?!?!?!?! There's no better time than now, I promise. Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.