16-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners

If you have a few 5Ks and 10Ks under your belt, you’re probably thinking about running your first half marathon. Doubling your racing distance means building endurance by increasing your weekly mileage. Don’t be daunted by this! Try this 16-week training schedule that adds miles safely. There are cross training, strength training and stretching, and rest days built into the program to help prevent injury. Plus, the long runs are on Saturdays when you have time to go the distance, giving you Sundays to recover.

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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

16-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners

If you have a few 5Ks and 10Ks under your belt| you’re probably thinking about running your first half marathon. Doubling your racing distance means building endurance by increasing your weekly mileage. Don’t be daunted by this! Try this 16-week training schedule that adds miles safely. There are cross training| strength training and stretching| and rest days built into the program to help prevent injury. Plus| the long runs are on Saturdays when you have time to go the distance| giving you Sundays to recover.

Click here to print an image-free version of the training program.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart

Meet Kiley Lyall: The First Runner With Autism to Cover a Major Magazine

Meet Kiley Lyall: The First Runner With Autism to Cover a Major Magazine

The January/February 2016 issue of Women’s Running will feature Kiley Lyall u2014 a 24-year-old half-marathon runner with autism| the first autistic runner to be featured on the cover of a major fitness magazine. In an inspiring interview with the magazine| Kiley explained how she took up running after being diagnosed with autism and severe epilepsy at a young age. Even now| running doesn’t come without its risks for Kiley| who says she had two seizures last year during her first half-marathon. Though the on-site paramedics suggested she stop the race| Kiley ended up finishing without any additional complications. Her brave stance: “My autism doesn’t take over my days anymore. Although my lifelong seizures have recently become life threatening| when I run| it relieves so much stress on my brain| allowing me to function much better through most days!””

Kiley beat out 4|000 other applicants for the magazine’s recent cover with plus-size model Erica Schenk is another example of how the magazine is putting diversity center stage.

While we’ll have to wait a few more months until the official cover reveal| keep reading to learn more about Kiley.

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Kiley frequently participates in races with her mother| Kathleen u2014 another runner! On the effect running has had on Kiley| Kathleen said| “”I just canu2019t express the change in her in a yearu2019s time.””

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Kiley met with Women’s Running editors (pictured here) in San Diego on Nov. 9 for her cover shoot u2014 and was gifted a new running wardrobe.