Recommended training before attempting the New Bedford Half Marathon

Many people like to go for a morning run or maybe burn off the treadmill before hopping in the shower before work. But that doesn’t necessarily qualify you for the New Bedford Half Marathon, which returns next month after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

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I hear a lot of people expressing a desire to train before running the New Bedford Half Marathon, and according to the experts, that makes a lot of sense. One suggestion is to drive the course before attempting to run it to get a feel for what it’s all about.

New Bedford Half Marathon

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Nauset Street Hill and Hathaway Road Hill could be deal breakers for the sensitive souls among us. French Boulevards East and West Rodney seem like a breeze. They are relatively flat and wide open – but they are also exposed to wind from the water which can be very cold on a March day.

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There are sites like Zappos.com and Joggo that offer workout suggestions and tips for aspiring half marathoners. You should check them out before signing up to run.

The most common advice seems to be to start slowly and work your way up over a period of months.

New Bedford Half Marathon

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The New Bedford Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 20, 2022. It is hosted by the New Bedford Half Marathon Committee and hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The race starts at 11 a.m. in downtown New Bedford. Spectators are certainly encouraged to come and support the participants.

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Registration is compulsory and payable. Registration information can be found on the New Bedford Half Marathon website.

Are you planning to run the New Bedford Half Marathon this year? Is this your first race? If you have raced before, what advice can you give to newcomers?

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