Thursday, January 22, 2009

Take It and Run Thursday: How to Run Your Best Half Marathon

This topic about how to race your best 1/2 marathon for me this a complex question due to my best marathon time I ran it with triathlon training. I have never taken a 1/2 marathon as an A race so I can't give any training tip other than divide the race as 2 10ks and 2 1/2 lap. The first 10k is warm up the 2nd to pickup the pace and the last 2 1/2 laps or kilometer is to go full force. My best 1/2 marathon and my worst both came at the same race. The Baltimore 1/2 marathon on 2007 I put 1:40 and on 2008 I put 1:56 walking the last 1 mile 1/2. With better training in 2008 than on 2007.


Yesterday I had a solid workout for with mile repeats at 7:30 and 6 x 200 for 50 and then a cool down at the trainer for 30 minutes solid. Today pool and bike.

Obama is not talking he started to act and thats make me feel good

3 comments:

tfh said...

I like the 10k/10k/2.5 lap suggestion-- during my one half, I did the first 10k too fast and ended up walking much of it.

Lacey Nicole said...

that's a good idea of splitting the half into two races. GO OBAMA!! i just read an article about his workout suggestions, he's so fit which for his work schedule is incredible!! it's the fact that he makes it a priority :)

Argentine Rocket said...

To me the biggest difference between a 1/2 marathon and a shorter race is that you need a more solid fueling strategy... take a gu every 30 minutes or so gives you the energy you need to finish strong... And drink water at the water stops even if you don't feel thirsty - you'll need it later...