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Prepare for your first half marathon or learn strategies and training regimens to boost your speed and stamina to maximize your perfomance
The half-marathon is booming in popularity and it’s easy to see why. At just over 13 miles, the race is short enough for beginners but long enough to test even serious runners. So whether you want to compete or just push yourself, the half-marathon offers the perfect challenge. With its can’t-fail, 14-week programs, The Beginner’s Half-Marathon Trainer shows how to run your best time without injury or time-intensive training. By offering several unique programs, it caters to everyone from walkers to competitive racers and teaches you how to:
•Improve speed and endurance
•Properly nourish your body
•Pace your self
Jon Ackland is an exercise physiologist with 15 years experience in sports training both in New Zealand and overseas. A former national rowing champion, he is a regular Ironman competitor who has twice completed the Hawaiian Ironman. Currently he is director of Performance Lab NZ, a specialist programme prescription and assessment facility for athletes and corporate health.