The countdown to the start of my running season has begun and I am looking at my running schedule below in preparation for my 2 runs. It’s not the most ideal training run schedule, however, I believe that it would be able to give me the ample training and preparation for my runs.
4th May – 7km – Completetd
6th May – 10km – Completed
9th May – 15km
11th May – 7km
13th May – 10km
16th May – 21km
19th May – 5km
21th May – 7km
24th May – Passion Run 15km
30th May – Sundown Marathon 42.195km
Besides the training runs schedule, I would be keeping note of the following pointers
– No unnecessary supper
– Avoid greasy/deep fried food
-No overloading of food during meal times
– Avoid alcohol
– Loading of carbohydrates into your body system closer to the marathon
(2) Bit & Pieces of Sports Science
– Intake of salt water daily at least 1 week before the marathon ~ facilitate isotonic drinks intake during the marathon
– Increase Soy Bean intake
– Importance of stretching and warm up before and after training runs
– Being mindful of running technique, style and breathing, to improve and make changes
– Target to reduce current weight by 5kg prior to the marathon ~ Imagine running with a 5kg backpack while running a marathon, if you shed it off, how much lighter you feel and how much faster can you possibly run ?
Of course, physical preparation is essential, however, we must not forget the mental preparation too ! Being a 4 times marathon finisher, it is a lot less daunting when I ran my 1st marathon. It is a very important personal development tool in preparing for a marathon and during a marathon run.
– Psyching myself up to embrace a marathon ~ Seriously, I am really looking foward to it !
– Mentally going through the full 42.195km distance, visualising the surroundings and route of running
– Feeding my mind, heart and brain with key encouraging words that I would improve on my previous marathon timings
Well, folks, hope these pointers would help you !
I always tell myself during a marathon run – “Finishing is not an issue , it’s how good and how fast I want to be !”
“Tough times never last, but tough people do” – Robert H. Schuller