WEEK 10 HALF MARATHON 2019 Training Plan You are officially entering the second half of the plan this week! Congratulations for making it this far! There are no more ‘tune-up’ races after this last weekend of St. Patrick’s Day-themed events. You’ll be looking ahead toward your goal half marathon event.
Runners who completed a ‘Saints Day’ 10K run, will have an 8mile (or 80 minute) run scheduled for Saturday. Walkers who completed a 10K will cover 7 miles. For both groups, it may be the longest training distance ever. Wow!
Remember it’s especially important to foam roll before, after, or before AND after covering high mileage workouts, and perform the other warm-up and cool-down routines. Continue with strength work to prevent injury and help improve endurance.
If you’re outdoors during this session, take note and enjoy the first full weekend of Spring (March 20 is the first day). The song birds may be starting to return to your region. I initially was amazed to hear one sweet tune a few weeks ago, doubting that it was real. Over the next week there were a couple more instances in which birds were chirping and singing.
For me, having the silence of winter broken in this way is reason to rejoice and motivation to get out before or just after daybreak. Consider foregoing listening to music playlists to enjoy this special spring and summer experience.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
*NOTE: to learn more about birdsong, Birdwatchersdigest.com has a free download that may be helpful.
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