My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to let it heal before it becomes an actual injury. I have still been getting 2/3 short runs in a week to keep my fitness on a whole improving.  I have noticed my splits are becoming more consistent over my runs and improving each time whilst trying to get some elevation in my runs also.

6.4km run

I am a huge fan of tracking workouts and seeing progress through statistics. I have purchased a ‘Garmin Forerunner 235’ which is pictured below to keep track of my workouts via the Garmin connect and strava apps. With the Garmin I can leave my phone at home and with the built in GPS I can still get an accurate map and statistics of my run with all my VO2 max, pace, calories and time. I feel the Garmin will be key to my training in the coming months with the ability to build a workout based around your heart rate, meaning I will be able to accurately train at the correct pace to get the most out of each training session.

Garmin-Forerunner-235-GPS-Run-Watch-with-Integrated-HRM-GPS-Running-Computers-Black-Red-AW15

For now my training is going to be focused on getting outside no matter what the weather and getting around 15-20 miles weekly. I will aim for 1 long slow run to build my legs and core while getting 1-2 shorter runs in to help build on my aerobic fitness.

My just giving page has hit 50% of personal target of £350.00 this week which I am very grateful to everyone who has donated so far. If I hit my £350.00 target I will increase it to £500.00 and hopefully smash that target also.

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