During the week I ran a total of 43Kms. 7kms on Wednesday, 10 kms on Friday and a 26 kms long run on Sunday. I missed running on Thursday because it was raining and I wasn’t in a mood to go out running in the rain.
I did the weekday runs around a track. I wasn’t trying something fancy like basso 800s, my goal was to maintain a high pace for the duration of the distance.
I am getting better at focusing on my feet movement. I have learnt when I keep focus on my feet movement and prevent my mind wandering am able to maintain my pace.
The Sunday long run was the best so far, I felt my body was getting stronger. I started with a goal of running 24 Kms but I extended it to 26 kms because I was feeling strong. The good weather helped, it was a Sunny morning with cool temperatures. I ran the whole route without taking water and I never felt seriously thirsty at any time. My long run consists of running a very hilly route. It is a route where you are either going up or down. I try my best to step up my pace when climbing up those hills: it is the only way to get better and stronger.
After missing training on Thursday, I made sure I did indoor work outs. I did press ups and squats. I have also been doing stretching exercises to make sure my leg muscles are nibble and flexible.
So far I haven’t been timing my runs but I plan to start timing myself.
Come October 30th, I will be strong and ready to fly.
We know the best way to train for a half marathon is to clock as many miles as your body can handle.
But repeatedly engaging in the same movements every week without building supporting muscles can lead to overuse injuries. For this reason, it is important to cross train.
Cross training can include other aerobic activities, such as cycling, swimming, rowing or elliptical. You should also incorporate basic body strengthening exercises such as pushups, leg lifts and exercises designed to strengthen your core, such as sit-ups.