Half Marathon, Full Challenge Week 3: Building A Base
Posted Jun 30 2009 3:45pm
As we move through the full challenge of a half marathon, we take on the topic of building a base. This critical part of training is sometimes undervalued. This stage is where your body begins to truly accept and adapt to a different level of fitness and comes to grips with pushing it farther in the weeks down the road.
In this weeks podcast on the topic, Gregg and Steve joined me for a conversation on the topic. And while we are all tackling our half marathon training differently, we all agree that being patient and building the miles - slowly and steadily - is important. And the second fact we stumbled on is that we all know its important to also spend time building our strength and flexibility - but find it hard to consistently do so. And last but not least, building a base doesn' t mean running all the time - it also means a variety of cross training. Take us with you on your next run or workout and then let us know your thoughts.