Training Tuesday Update from Stuart Kennedy 30 July

30 July 2019

Training Tuesday Update from Stuart Kennedy 30 July

#TrainingTuesday update from Stuart Kennedy Official Coach for the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon and “Challenge 13.1” Team 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻

"8 weeks to go until you are standing at the start line of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

I hope your training has been going well over the Summer?  If this is your first half marathon you may be up around 7 or 8 miles for your long run by the end of this week. 

If you are finding your weekly runs difficult here are a few tips which might make them easier: 

1:  Run with a friend or family member.  Talking during your run takes your mind off the time on your feet, making your run more enjoyable

2:  Recover properly from your runs.  Sleep, nutrition and hydration are key

3:  Give yourself a days breaks between runs.  If you do a long run on a Sunday, take a rest day or do something like Yoga or Pilates on the Monday (why not try Better Gym Belfast) 

4:  Write a plan and keep a diary of your runs, this will keep you focused and give you a sense of achievement when you tick your training days off

5:  Enter a few shorter distance races to give you mini aims.  These will keep you motivated, gain race day experience and will also help you reach your main aim of finishing a half marathon."


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


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Final deadline for entry will be at midnight on Sunday 30th August 2019.