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Preparing for a half marathon

As one of the sponsors of the Cambridge Half Marathon, we've brought together our top experts in sports and exercise science to give you the best advice whether you're a first time half marathon runner or a seasoned pro. With tips including training, nutrition and motivation we have you covered both before and during race day. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy it! Signing up was the first step, with our tips we'll help you through the rest.

Training Plan

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The following training plan has been created by Dr James Johnstone our Acting Head of Department for Life Sciences and Head of The Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences

James Johnstone

Dr James Johnstone

Planning Training 1 – If you fail to plan, you’ll plan to fail!

There are a few things to consider before you get started with your training. Before any training programme, you should check with your doctor that you are in good health and do not train if injured.

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Planning Training 2 – Recreational schedule (ten weeks)

One way to plan and progress training in an organised manner is to try to work backwards from race day. If you are starting to train from 19 December, there are ten weeks to the race in March.

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