Obviously from the name that half marathon - is a run for a distance that is half less than the marathon, ie, to be exact, is 21 kilometers and 97.5 meters. Usually half marathon route runs along the highway. However, there are also trail races with a distance of 21 kilometers, but they are not taken into account in the bit standards. The approximate time for which an amateur athlete can cover this distance is from 2 to 1 hour and 30-10 minutes, of course, if you do not take into account the records set by professionals.
Half marathon, like any discipline of long-distance running requires strength and endurance. Therefore, it can be overcome only by a well-trained athlete, not a beginner. The vast majority of training should consist of slow running, when the athlete's heart rate does not exceed 120-145 beats per minute and strength training. After that, you can move on to work on the endurance of your body.
In my blog about running I share my impressions of participating in various races, including half marathons. By the way, half marathons are often held in different parts of Ukraine and the world and gather a large number of participants.
Half marathon is the last stage in preparation for a full marathon, in which everyone dreams of taking part amateur runner.
Competitions in the town of Drohobych became the continuation of my acquaintance with Ukrainian half-marathons. The "Drohobych Half Marathon" took place here at the end of May. It is worth noting right away that Drohobych is the second city after Lviv in the region,...
A running trip to Kharkiv and participation in a rather interesting and unusual local half-marathon, the Kharkiv Night Half Marathon, the route of which passed through the territory of the nighttime Forest Park.
New Year's half-marathon "Yol" - a race that takes place along the embankment of Vyshgorod, the route of the half-marathon is quite cool, as it is completely flat, which allows you to close the running season with an excellent result.
Half-marathon in Slavutych is interesting because its participants pay tribute to the heroes - the liquidators of Chernobyl, in addition, it is one of the oldest half-marathons in Ukraine, which has a good organization and an interesting route.
A running trip to the city of Kovel and participation in one of the oldest half-marathons in Ukraine, the Kovel Half Marathon, which has an interesting flat route and a good organization of the half-marathon.
A running trip to one of the running capitals of Ukraine, Kharkiv, and participation in the largest half-marathon in Eastern Ukraine, the Kharkiv Half Marathon, which has a rather interesting and beautiful route.