From 0 to 26.2 Miles in Six Months

  -- Run two or three times a week for 30 to 45 minutes at a comfortable pace

  -- Once a week, run at a pace about two minutes per mile slower than your 
norm until you get to 12 miles. Then shift to once every other week at the 
slower pace until you reach 20 to 26 miles

  -- Take occasional minute-long walk breaks on long runs

  -- Give yourself one or two rest days a week, before and right after the long 

  -- Bike or swim on off days

  -- Take time out for injuries


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