I just registered for my first 21.1km
Yes you read that right! Last year one of my yearly goals was to complete a half marathon – and was on my way there, and to run it well. But I got a stress fracture in my ankle and couldn’t complete it!
So I made it may aim to run a half marathon this year, even though I knew the most like option would be the ABC Darwin Half Marathon in July…
Before I knew it, it was May, then June and I’d run the ‘lead up fun run’ – NT City 2 Surf… and then I found the registration for the half. “Bugger it” – I’m doing it – and signed up with 5 1/2 weeks to go!
So with 5 weeks to go, after a trip to the physio to prepare (post to come on this) I have a rough action plan to go to CrossFit three times a week and go on one long run a week and one short (5-7km) at a bit faster pace. I think between crossfit, and the running I’ll be fine. I have no worries that I’m not fit enough, it’ll just be getting my legs ready for the distance.
I’ve purchased some calf compression tights, and will buy some gu gels etc for the longer runs and have written out a workout plan for the next 5 weeks! Wish me luck! :/
Q Have you run a half marathon? Do you have any tips on combining cross training/weights with running training? Are you preparing to run a half marathon?