battling the bulge with a vegan diet and exercise

Gearing Up to Train for the Half Marathon

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, before you start your 12-week half marathon training (or whatever training you choose to follow), you have to be at a certain level of fitness.  Some training programs recommend that you be able to run 3 miles, others recommend that you be able to run for 30 minutes straight.

For me, I’m aiming for the latter.  I can definitely run/walk three miles, but at my current fitness level I struggle to run for 30 minutes straight.  It’s time to condition my mind and body to focus and work up to being able to run for a full 30 minutes straight!

I started my pre-training training this Monday with a 40 minute treadmill workout consisting of 30 minutes of running with 10 minutes of walking breaks interspersed.

Choose a run/walk speed that is comfortable for you.  I’m on the slower side so I walked at 3.5 and ran at 5.5.

I plan to continue doing this and similar exercises until I can slowly remove some of the walking breaks, and then all of the walking breaks.  I have until June to work on this, so I’ll keep you updated with my running as I make progress!

Author: tofubelly


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