Half marathon training – questions

75 days until my first half marathon. 😯I’m starting to get nervous. Especially since I have plantar fasciitis and have gotten behind in my training due to my injury. I am glad I started training soon as I registered for The Middle Half. I noticed most training plans are for 12 weeks and I started at 15 weeks. It’s so hard to not run, but I’m following my doctors orders.

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I have been thinking about hydration and nutrition issues since I am used to the 5k distance which doesn’t require as much. Do you prefer a hydration belt or handheld water bottle? Why?

What are your thoughts on energy gels like GU? Or protein drinks like Muscle Milk?

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I am a believer in planning so I want to be as prepared as possible for this race!

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2 thoughts on “Half marathon training – questions

  1. I did my first long long run today. 16k. I had a good breakfast (porridge) and 60 mins before I had a protein bar (you can get a specific one for before a run), during the run I had one glucose gel, and they did help in powering me though. The important thing is to not charge your diet too drastically, avoid refined carbs prior to a race as they can be hard on the digestive system. I also use a running belt for anything over 10k, it’s slighty annoying as it bounciness a little, but for a half marathon you’re gonna need to 16oz bottles of water, you can also store your gels and phone in em. (I use a nike one). For anything between 5k – 10k, I take one small bottle, I keep it safe in my pants (no pockets). You get to love warm water πŸ™‚ good luck.

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