Only 8 Weeks to go so time to up the training a bit. We have added distance to the run and added a hill session to get you prepared for the “Hills of Hell”. The run following your hill session will test running on fatigued legs, which will come in very handy in October.
Don’t be afraid to chop and change the days if you need to and if you feel up to it swap a rest day for an easy run.
There are only 10 weeks to go till Hell up North, the UK’s toughest Half Marathon!
The team at HellRunner HQ have devised this Hellish plan to guide you down the “Road to Hell”
So without further ado, here is week 1!
Each week will chop, change and add, to ensure you improve week on week. This current plan for example, is for someone who is a beginner. If you feel this is too easy for you, by all means add mileage or add sets.
We are seeking marshals for an upcoming event near Stafford. Please see below for the details:
- Saturday 14thMay at Shugborough Outdoor Education Centre on the Shugborough Estate near Stafford, ST17 0XA
- 4-hour points scoring challenge event for teams of 4 including pub-quiz style questions, some outdoor adventure, inflatable challenges and team-build tests. Lots of fun and laughs all with a Road to Rio theme.
- We need helpers to assist with the event and to be on site from 1000am -1530hrs. No experience necessary, just common sense.
- We will pay a £50 fee plus provide complimentary breakfast and Brazilian street food post event.
Interested? email email@example.com for more details and to express your interest.
We all have times when we don’t feel up to it, struggle to get motivated, find it hard to make improvements or feel like we’ve hit a plateau with every run feeling like a chore.
What can you do to reignite your passion and enjoy your running again?
Try a new route
Running the same old routes can get a bit tired. You know them like the back of your hand, you know how far you have gone and how far you have to go without even looking at your watch. Over time they provide very little inspiration.
Trying a new route can really make a difference, you’ll see new things, experience new terrain and find new challenges.
Adding a new route every few weeks will make it easy in the future to really mix up your running routine.
Add different workouts
If you are stuck in a rut of running the same pace for each run it can be hard to make improvements and running can become a little monotonous.
Adding speedwork such as intervals, fartlek (swedish for speed play) or hill training not only gives your running variety, it is also more challenging and can improve your speed and endurance.
Try something new (HellRunner events are a good start!)
Need a change from the 5K, 10K and Marathon road runs. Attempting something a bit different, like a mud run or obstacle course race (Brooks HellRunner maybe) gives something a bit different and a lot more fun. It also gives a sense of achievement getting around the course without having to worry about minutes per mile and PB’s.