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Training Runs Schedule & Pointers - TGH Technology and Business Portal/Blog

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

(1) Diet

– 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

4 thoughts on “Training Runs Schedule & Pointers”
  1. You are such a hard working person, And you know you goal so clearly. You will win what you should have. 🙂

  2. Hi tangenghui, this is the first time I’m leaving a comment here and probably the second time visiting :-). Your blog has a nice feel about it 🙂

    I was wondering, what it is about running marathons that appeals to you.

    I appreciate that the physical and mental/emotional training can be both demanding and rewarding. It’s wonderful to be so committed to something like this!

  3. Hi iWalk

    Thanks for your support, you have been my loyal supporter of my blogs !

    Finishing the marathon with a better improved timing from previous runs is my goal and I will win it !

  4. Hi Lucy,

    Thanks for dropping by again ! Appreciate it greatly, your comments and visit !

    Running a marathon is addictive for me, after completing my 1st marathon. It became a pilgrimage for me and inspiring me to improve in every marathon or runs that I embarked on.

    The improvements are enormous and incredible, do embark on a marathon and you would definitely share my thoughts !

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