Run a Half-Marathon in 2016

Get the full program from Olympic athlete and one-time #TeamIvanka running coach, John Henwood.

Running Roundup

Last year, #TeamIvanka resolved to run a half-marathon in 2015. We kept our resolution, thanks in no small part to John Henwood, the celebrated running coach and (no big deal) Olympic athlete who whipped the team into 13.1-mile-shape. He generously let us share his expertise with our readers. If “run a race” or even just “start a running habit” are on your 2016 resolutions list, we’ve got you covered.

The #TeamIvanka Half-Marathon Strategy

1. Download the plan

John created a comprehensive three-month training plan for us, including strength and stretching routine.

Running Recap

2. Get the gear...

Yes, you can run in the dead of winter (or the height of summer), as long as you have the right clothes.

Listen up! #TeamIvanka's running playlists

3. ...and the music

Your playlist can make or break your run—try one of ours.

Preventing Injuries

4. Protect yourself

Read up on injury prevention before you start training.

#TeamIvanka Favorite Running Distractions

5. Make it fun

See how we distracted ourselves during our long runs—when we weren’t running together in the park, that is.

Race Week Nutrition

6. Fuel up

John shared his race-week nutrition advice to ensure that you feel happy and healthy come race day.

Last Minute Half-Marathon Tips

7. Get ready to run

See John’s advice for the night before and morning of the race.

Race Recap

8. Celebrate Your Accomplishment

After we finished the race, we went to our marketing director, Melanie’s, apartment for an after-party with our families and friends.