Certainly glad your posted this.I would approach the half marathon with caution, 10k to half is a huge leap, there is no doubt that you would be able to complete the distance, the half is the distance that literally most healthy able bodied people can do, but is also far enough to cause some damage. I would build up to doing 10 miles and be comfortable doing that first.
I am curious what is your 10k time as this can be a good indicator for your half time ?
Well done on the run, now this is how i would approach things moving forward that's of course if the half is still a goal.Certainly glad your posted this.
had my longest run yet today at 15K and think I would have really struggled if I’d attempted the 21K distance.
hips were a little sore on the last few KM but it was great to get the distance in and I thought it was at a pretty respectable pace as well (4.50 per K). My best 10K so far as well at just a smidge over 46 mins)
good to get in the usual single 10K a month and surprisingly felt fine as soon as I’d finished. The weather being cooler certainly helped and it was nice to not be sweating him for ages after.
After ended up collecting my twins from pre school from the run so had a 3/4 KM walk back with them at a nice slow pace as a cool down
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Thanks for the tips.Well done on the run, now this is how i would approach things moving forward that's of course if the half is still a goal.
With distances towards the 10 mile Mark your body will start to show it's weaknesses hopefully without the injuries, in your case your hips being sore now me I would be looking at adding some hip flexibility and strengthening work to combat this it won't take long to get on top off maybe 8 week's for improvements and to see results, things like lunges and pigeon stretches would help, the lunges body weight would do it just twice a week
All sounds good, just keep going, if you keep going with the running for a long enough period of time months/years it does become easier and more enjoyable, although them 5km fast runs will always be a place of pain and suffering.lolThanks for the tips.
Already watched some videos on pigeon stretches which I’d never heard of.
Did used to do longest but stopped for some reason, not sure
will add those into my core stuff.
In actually happy for you mate You've found something that you enjoy and can perform it at a pretty high standard. Compared to me at least! I just hope they're are things in naturally better at than you... Or I'm better looking, or a better driver or something... Anything...thanks, you're too kind.....I guess im just lucky to have found something im, not bad at.....jsut shocks me as it was something I really had no interest in
i think my last 12-18 months, in general, has seen a huge jump in fitness for me...from 45 minutes of hit stuff every between last august and February (even Christmas Day, Boxing Day and NYD) this year and plenty of other stuff in between I'm the fittest I've ever been...and long may it continueI think your general fitness has helped you greatly. Cycling and running have a lot of transferable fitness.
Good for you.Well done on your dedication me and the wife started couch to 5k last May and now we plod 5k 3 times a week, I was 16 stone when we started now about 14and a half give or take and can do It in around 28 mins, I’m pretty chuffed considering I smoked from 14 to 47 and I’m now 49 I also have a pretty knackered back and get disc pain where my disc was removed a few years ago.
not sure I’ll ever enjoy it but I know it has benefits and I’m sure I’m fitter now than my Navy days!, demoralising when your 24 year old son posts that he ran 20.10 yesterday but it’s more about the doing it for me than the time, but we are guys we can’t help being competitive.