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Ealing Half Marathon: It's the final countdown!

Written by Harry Rogers   Posted in:Lifestyle   September 15, 2015

Ealing Half Marathon: It's the final countdown!

Phase III - weeks 9 to 12

 
So the day is looming nearer and nearer, you’re probably getting a little more nervous and hoping that week of training you missed because you were on holiday isn’t going to come back and haunt you. It won’t! Continue with your training, stay positive and if possible injury free. Everything's coming together for you now.
 

Week 9:

 
Sunday 90 minute run
Monday Rest
Tuesday 50 minute jog
Wednesday Rest
Thursday 60 minute run
Friday Core strengthening
Saturday Rest
 

Week 10:

 
Sunday 2 hour run
Monday Rest
Tuesday 45 minute run
Wednesday 35 minute run
Thursday Rest
Friday Core strengthening
Saturday Rest
 

Week 11:

 
Sunday 90 minute run
Monday Rest
Tuesday 30 minute run
Wednesday 30minute run
Thursday Rest
Friday Core strengthening
Saturday Rest
 

Week 12:

 
Sunday 45 minute jog
Monday Rest
Teusday 30 minute run
Wednesday Rest
Thursday 30 minute run
Friday Rest
Saturday Rest
 
 

Final Tips:

  • Getting plenty of sleep and rest in the week leading up to the race is very important. It will help protect your immune system (you really don’t need a cold right now) and conserve your energy levels.
  • Avoid any heavy strength and conditioning sessions in the final week.
  • Continue to eat normally, even if you feel too nervous. It is very important to maintain your levels of carbohydrate.
 
And finally, don’t let the adrenaline and crowds bully you into running faster than your natural pace at the beginning. We don’t want you burning out halfway through because you started too fast.
 
That’s all from me for now folks.
 
Good luck, and enjoy it. It's a wonderful feeling.
 
Harry


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