Its finally that time of the year when i start my Marathon training!! Whoop whoop, excited…..NOT lol. Anyways, i plan to run the Baltimore Marathon on October 15, 2016. I believe anyone can run a marathon as long as you have the drive and dedication to do so. It will take a lot of time and sacrifice but its doable.
I just started my training this week. First day, my plan was to run about 3 miles but for whatever reason recently when i run, i start itching all over after a while, so i usually take zyrtec or something before hand but of course, i forgot to do that. I was fine up until 1.5miles and it was crazy!! I had to sprint back home lol so training over for that day.
Does anyone experience that? any tips?
I have not run consistently since several months so i am using the Hal Higdon Novice 1 training plan. Its about 18 weeks long which runs exactly up until the marathon day which means i can’t skimp on my training sadly, no wiggle room for me.
Thats the link for my training plan. My work schedule is a bit weird, so i can’t follow the schedule exactly as it is, but will tweak it enough to get optimum training.
I plan to do all or most of the runs outside. i hate hate hate, did i say i hate? yes i hate the treadmill. Its the most boring thing ever. I can’t seem to go longer than 5 minutes without getting worse than bored.
I am also following certain blogs to help, my personal favorite is The runner beans
A few points:
Start slowly, don’t jump to 15 miles on day one especially if you have not run before or hardly run
Join a running group
Wear the right gear especially on race day
Fuel yourself during training
Prepare race day fuel
Have family support you
Have a training plan but also be flexible on days you don’t feel well.
Rest rest rest. This is just as important as running
This is also an important part of training and i will talk about it in another post but it does help in your fitness and also your training.
A few pictures from my Half marathon in 2013
Waiting for the race to start Waiting for the race to start, boo came to support