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Walk a Half Marathon? Yes, You Can!

This 5-star, walker-friendly half on November 6th is a perfect event for all levels of walkers!

The Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon–in its sixth year–is once again welcoming walkers with open arms! You’ll have up to 4.5 hours to complete the 13.1 mile course. And there will be pace groups and awards for walkers–just like they have for runners. I hope you’ll join me!

The more walkers we can get at events, the more likely race directors will be to make their 10Ks, half marathons, and full marathons walker friendly. And the D&L Half is one of the friendliest on the East Coast. It 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, there will be pacers whom you can walk with to help you stay on track. The fastest walkers overall and in each age group will also be awarded. Register here.

To help you prepare to walk a half marathon, here are training plans for all levels of walkers:

Here’s a 9-week training plan for first-timers or repeat half marathoners who are already a regular walkers. Training starts September 4th.

If you’ve recently done a half or 10K and want to cross the finish line sooner, here’s a get faster training plan for you. Training starts September 4th.

This 2016 D&L 3-month training plan is for you if you’ve been walking or exercising regularly for at least three months. You should also be able to walk continuously for 45 minutes. The focus of the plan is on building your endurance to cover the miles and includes some speed work to help you to walk faster. Training starts July 31st.

If you’re just starting to walk, here’s your training plan. This plan is for anyone who is new to exercising. It begins with just 15 minutes a day. Training starts July 5th.

Happy walking!

Michele

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