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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > December/January 2017 > HALF MARATHON TRAINING


It may sound daunting, but 13.1 miles is completely achievable if you train right, says coach Greg Whyte GET STARTED
Mix up longer runs with shorter, faster ones to improve endurance and strength on race day
Words Laura Potter. Photograph Shutterstock

The biggest mistake first-time runners make is trying to go too far too soon, or cramming in their event training at the last minute. Not you! ‘If you’ve never run before, build up from walking with the Couch To5K app (free, iTunes or Google Play). Once you can run for 30 minutes (or do a 5K) without having to stop, you can train for a half marathon in 12 weeks,’ says sports scientist Greg Whyte (, who has coached everyone from Eddie Izzard to Davina McCall for their Sport Relief challenges.

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.