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Ask the Trainer: Training for Long-Distance Running

By: Jessica Vanderlinde, Personal Trainer at Snap Fitness Chanhassen

Today we have a guest personal trainer to answer your question - Jessica at our Snap Fitness Chanhassen location!

 

Question: How many miles should I be increasing weekly to train for a half-marathon?

 

Answer: It depends on your training schedule and how many weeks you have to train.  If you have adequate time to train you should ideally increase your long run day mileage by 1 mile each week until you reach 12-13 miles.  I typically start with 3 miles and add 1 mile each week until I reach 13 miles.