Ahh Buzzing Bee - yeah it would have been lovely to meet up with someone. Have a great race though. This is the training plan I have been using. http://running.about.com/od/racetraining/a/basichalf.htm
I've found that website really helpful - I have enjoyed all their training plans and they have videos (which I need) about proper running form, tips, etc.
Good luck to everyone one with their races. My estimated time for a HM on the RW race predictor is 2hours 30, so if I make that I'll be very happy. Getting nervous now though as it's my first one and have a terrible feeling I'll still be running when they're putting the traffic cones away
Foam roller - known as torture eqipment for anyone into S&M there are great. They do work, as do wooded rolloing pins (you can pick one up for a £ so no big outlay there).
I think a lot of people swear by their foam roller... or is that swear at it. Yes get one.
There is plenty advice on RW US site re exercises and stretching and core and flexibility.
I read it ften and take little snippets at a time.
I am hoping to start running again soon.
There's no pain like a foam roller, unless it's a physio stripping your IT band.
Definately worht it though
Trainings going fine thanks BB club run last night, enjoy going out with the club as it takes me outside my comfort zone into faster running territory. IT band stripping is more painful than child birth IMO
Loads of videos on You Tube about foam rollers Lisa. Belly dancing sounds fun.
Hope everyone is well and injury free.
Well done Lisa sounds like you've had a great week.
You'll complete your half mara no problem.
(first post ever on RW here, btw)
I'm down for the Readin HM in March, which will be my second HM, the first one being reading two years ago, which was my first ever race (can't recall exactly what get me persuaded to try it now
I seem to be progressing okay so far, on week 6 of training for it, and a lot more structured than the last time. When I did reading last, I had no idea of training plans, so just did runs of various lengths, all at roughly the same speed, with my "speedwork" being indoors sports I was still doing. Was quite happy to get around in 1.50, but my legs were stiff for a while the next few days
Now with following a training plans, and more milage the last time, I'm hoping to improve the time, but not sure how much I should be realisticly be aiming to chop off, I'm aiming for 1.40, which I think is atainable, time will tell. Am following the sub 140 training scheule so far, so have two 12 milers under my belt that last two weekends, it was quite good to be able to finish a 12 mile run at about the same pace as my original HM without the legs feeling totally burnt out.
Am still new enough to running to find it hard ot grasp how much difference 5 minutes makes, years ago I would have heard 1.40/1.45/1.50 for a HM and thought they were much the same time, but now it's starting to sink in what differnece these minutes can make! Just hope that I haven't underestimated the jump from 1.50 to 1.40, even if this time aroundI'm training a lot better.
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