Am I Ready to Run a Half Marathon?
The half marathon is the new marathon. Since 2003, stats keeper Running USA found that the 13.1-mile race is the fastest-growing distance in road racing. As of 2013, it’s also the most popular. It’s easy to see why: The half is long enough to require serious dedication and preparation and deliver a full dose of accomplishment, but the training doesn’t take over your life or beat up your body like 26.2 miles can.Just because the half is popular doesn’t mean it’s easy: The step up from 5K, or even 10K, to 13.1 miles is a big one. Have you done what it takes to finish your first half marathon? Take this quiz to find out.