DO’S AND DON’TS OF HALF MARATHON TRAINING

As my unexpected and unruly half marathon training comes to a close, I’ve had time to reflect on my personal do’s and don’ts

As always, take these with a grain of salt

Do

Rest

Hydrate

Cross train

Make a banging playlist

Sing out loud when the mood strikes

Verbalize your miles

Literally out loud

For others to hear

Run when it’s cool out

Run when it’s raining

Run in the evenings

Run when it is 76 degrees or less

Run on a holiday

Run on Sundays

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Or Saturdays

Be aware of your surroundings

Count the number of bunnies and cats you see

Wave to small children

Wave to other runners

Run for yourself

Run with intention of others

Think of those who aren’t capable

Reflect on those lost

Think about Ahmaud Arbery

And run in his honor

Don’t

Compare your

Speed

Distances

Clothes

Frequency

Duration

Self to others

Just, run

Until tomorrow, Meryn


Additional relevant blog posts:
HOW I LOST 15 POUNDS AND 5 INCHES DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE linked here
WHY I RUN linked here
WHY I RUN: FEBRUARY 2021 UPDATE linked here
HOW I ACCIDENTALLY TRAINED FOR A HALF MARATHON DURING A PANDEMIC linked here

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