Marathon Training Week 6 Half Marathon
So we’re in Marathon Training Week 6 Half Marathon and training is now stepping up a pace & it’s time to start putting in the longer running distances. This Sunday will see the biggest challenge to date & that’s to jog a half marathon distance (13 miles or 21 km depending on which way you’re inclined). However, don’t let it stress you out, you’ve been putting in the time & the combined distances so even though this will be a challenge it something that is attainable.
This weeks training schedule
|Week 6||Rest||40 min run||Rest||40 min run||Rest||40 min run||2hr jog or Half Marathon|
It will also be a good judge for your running character & stamina as later on in the run the muscles will begin to ache and you will have to start learning on how to ‘drown-out’ the inner voices to quit and dig deep getting over the pain & soreness to complete the goal. Two hours for a half marathon is a good time to run it in but if you don’t feel strong enough yet to do that distance then go for a time goal & aim to jog for two hours – try and maintain a steady pace but if you need to slow down to catch your breath then do so – just try not to stop, keep the body moving!
Feel like doing a more serious challenge? Then sign up to one of the many half marathons that go on nationwide, for example this weekend many people will be testing their body & mental stamina with the Brighton Half Marathon in aid of The Sussex Beacon – no doubt it will be hard work and a struggle but it gives a great taster of what a full marathon is like. Plus, the experience of running alongside many other runners and having the crowds watching & supporting you. Definitely give it a try if you can!