What do I mean by super easy tapering for a race? How different is it from what I have done in the past? What effect will it have come race day? Why am I trying something different? Will it work?
I am transitioning from an April marathon to a late May half marathon. I want to run fast and target a PB. With 100s of miles in the tank from the marathon, with the right balance of speed and recovery running – the PB is on the cards!
The morning is a wonderful time to run. The world is asleep. It is a great way to start the day and get the endorphins flowing. But I have systematically failed to maintain the habit. This time will be different with my 3 top tips.
The Paris Marathon Breakfast Run is a great way to experience the amazing atmosphere and run past the iconic buildings of Paris. Marathon runners and spectators alike – this is a genuine way to feel the positivity of the runners community. A true runners high!
This is not an exhaustive list but I do think training has gone well. Here are 5 things I have done better than previously that I hope can be good advice for anyone tackling the marathon.
The marathon training is done. Its almost time for the fun. The Paris Marathon 2018 is almost here. Is it the race that is fun? The training? The quest for personal improvement? I love the marathon and I plan to keep coming back.
Running technique is often the last thing we think about. We can all run right? Buit can you run correctly and efficiently in a way that will get you from A to B at speed, and in one piece? It is never too late to learn better technique.
Endurance training needs dedication. It is tough and perhaps the toughest of all are the really long runs. Long slow distance is not glamorous – but it is vitally important.
My amazing sister is inspirational in so many ways. But at 48 it had been the best part of 30 years since she had followed any sort of regular running pattern. It wasn’t easy but she was determined. With a “can do” attitude she worked through the tough days, the self doubt, stuck at it and now has it cracked. Read her story. She turns 50 in a few weeks and is no longer questioning whether she can do it. She is confident. She is fit. She is a runner!
Here are my 5 running training priorities for 2018. Experience has taught me that it is not all about huge mileage. Quality training is very important and in the busy lives of amateur sportsmen and women, it is the key sessions that you need to do that give you most bang for buck. Here are mine.