Training Tuesday Update from Stuart Kennedy 20 August

20 August 2019

Training Tuesday Update from Stuart Kennedy 20 August

Official Coach Stuart Kennedy shares his latest #TrainingTuesday update!  Stuart is coaching our Challenge 13.1 team who are all training for their 1st Half Marathon - in Belfast on Sunday 22 September!

 

"5 weeks until Half Marathon Sunday!

 

I’m currently being asked...how many long runs people should do and how far should their longest run be.

 

Obviously there’s no one answer for these questions because everyone has a different journey to the half marathon.  Some are seasoned half marathon runners, others are experienced runners that are moving up distance and looking for a certain time...and others are first timers that might have started on C25K programmes; the longest distance they might have ran could have been 10k (or a Team Relay distance in May) when the thought of running the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon entered their heads.

 

The one thing all these runners have in common...they want to feel confident that they will have a good experience on Half Marathon Sunday. 

 

My advice is simple, don’t think about the training you haven’t done..think about the training you have done. You don’t build up endurance from 5 or 6 long runs of 10 to 12 miles. You build up your endurance from months of training, some months are better than others but consistency is the key. Think about the runs you have done; in the sun, rain, wind or after a hard days work or a sleepless night.

 

Take heart in what you have achieved since you started this process & bring the determination you have shown time & time again to the half marathon starting line.  Rely on your fitness and run with your heart."

 

✅ Need some help with your training?  Stuart can provide a tailored training plan & one to one coaching for a 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon. Contact Stuart via our website HERE.

 

Still not signed up for the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon?  Or know someone who wants to register?  Sign up NOW HERE & don’t forget to select one of our charity partners when registering!

 

❗️Final deadline for entry will be at midnight on Friday 30 August 2019...unless we sell out before. ❗️Less than 700 entries left!