This, my friends, is a guide to how NOT to train for a half marathon. There are plenty of books, articles and training plans about how you SHOULD train for a long run but very few, if any, that tell you how NOT too, that is where I come in. Whats my background in running? Very, very little, which I feel, in this case, makes me a qualified expert in the field of not knowing a damn thing about training for a running event. So, in an effort to verify the knowledge of the experts, and to see if what they say carries any amount of validity, I decided to knowingly break all the rules behind training for a 13.1 mile run in regards to both science and common sense, all in the name of research of course.