Some time the easiest improvements are the smallest ones made at home in the kitchen. Food consumption is important when your competing in order to keep your energy levels up. Here are some helpful hints and the best foods to eat from the Runners World site.
The Best Food for Runners
If your past the beginners stage of training, and are looking to progress to the next step, an intermediate training guide will help you develop your running ability, and challenge you to new heights,
Check out the following guide from Shoe Clinic, here in New Zealand.
Intermediate Training Guide
If your an advanced competitor, and your looking to up your training plan. Check out this Advanced Training Guide from World Running.
The site offers a variety of excellent training articles and guides. Check out the Advanced Training Guide out below from them.
So you've made the decision to compete in your first half marathon - that's awesome news! But what do you do now????
The next step is start planning your training guide. There a lots of resources online if you do a Google search, but we recommend having a look at Christine Luff's, Basic Half Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners. Christine is a running and jogging expert based in the US, and provides lots of great information for those just starting out.
Her 12 week schedule is simple to follow, and provides great advice on when to amp things up and when to take those important rest days.
Check out the great articles here:
Basic Half Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners
Some times the most simplest way to improve our running is to start with basics, such as tying your shoe laces. Sounds simple right? But how many of you know that there are several different ways to tie your laces? And each tying technique can give you a different result and advantage for your running.
We've found a great video that shows you a few different techniques to help get you started.
Training for a half marathon or any kind of run for that matter, isn't just about regular exercise and running routines. Nutrition plays an equally important part in the lead up to your running event.
Check out these handy tips and video from Runners World.
How to Fuel for a Half Marathon
Whether your running 2km, 5km or a half marathon, the key to running is speed. If your looking for advice to improve your speed, check out the online resource below, "A Runner's Guide to Speedwork". The article provides a great overview on where to start to improve your speed for your next big race.
A Runner's Guide to Speedwork