As we near the end of February and approach 9 months to Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018, it’s time to talk about training plans. Hard core elite Marathoners, Half Marathoners and 10k racers train all year. They combine strength training in the gym with speed work to build strength and long runs to build endurance. We can learn from them. And I would add cross-training to not only keep it interesting but reduce the chance of over-use injury. A proper training plan keeps you on track so lets get training:
If you’re training for a Marathon, congratulations! It’s a real milestone to finish those 42.2 km’s. Nutrition plays an important role in all training and especially so for the Marathon. Here’s an article that covers gear, nutrition, training and more: Marathon Training.
Running a Half Marathon? No less the achievement and maybe more fun. Mental toughness, proper nutrition and consistent training will help you get through to the finish with a smile. Here’s a good article with advice and training plans for newbies right through to multiple-time Half Marathoners: Half Marathon Training.
The 10K. A big challenge that doesn’t take quite the same training time as the Half or full Marathon but should be taken just as seriously if you want maximum enjoyment. Here’s a very good article with 10K training plans for every level: 10K Training.
Reggae Marathon is a warm weather race. For most of you traveling from cooler climates this December it’s important to remember that and adjust your training accordingly. The Reggae Marathon website has some excellent resources and training plans for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. Included are specific plans for running, run/walk and walking. Here’s the link: Reggae Marathon Training Plans.
No matter your race distance at this December’s Reggae Marathon, set up a training plan and stick to it. See you in the gym, on the track and on the road!
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)