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Need motivation? Sign up to walk a half marathon!

13.1 miles may seem impossible now, but you can do it! I have the perfect event (and training plans) for you!

The Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon is one of the MOST walker-friendly events in the country. For five years now, they have been encouraging and welcoming walkers–of all levels–to race along with runners to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line of a half marathon!

The D&L Half has a 4.5 hour time limit (that’s a 20-minute mile pace), and there will be pace groups for walkers. Whether you’re simply looking to finish in the allotted time or hoping to set a PR, our enthusiastic pacers will help you stay on track. The fastest walkers overall and in each age group will also receive awards. And there will be training plans for all levels to help you safely build your mileage and prepare for race day.

Still haven’t started training? Here’s the 2019 D&L plan_12wk training plan for those who already walk regularly. If you can walk for 45 minutes at a pop, this plan is for you. Training starts August 11th.

And if you’re looking for a speedy finish here’s the 2019 D&L speed plan_12wk training plan to help you pick up the pace. Training starts August 11th.

Here’s the 2019 D&L beginner 20 week training plan for those who are just starting to walk for exercise. You’ll begin with just 10 minutes a day. Training starts June 16th.

Here’s the 2019 D&L beginner 18-week training plan training plan for beginners. You’ll start with just 10 minutes a day and gradually build up to 13.1 miles. Training starts July 1st.

Here’s the 2019 D&L Current Walkers 14 weeks training plan for those who already walk regularly. If you can walk for 45 minutes at a pop, this plan is for you. Training starts July 28th.

And register for the half marathon using the coupon code “walkingcoach” to get $5 off!

Happy walking!

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