Time flies. There are only three weeks left before my second Half-Marathon race for my Four Seasons Half Marathon Challenge. Here I am sharing a trainig plan that I used in 2010. I will basically follow the training plan for the next two weeks. The reasons to share this plan are: (1) I will have a sense of being monitored so that I will try to follow the plan as closely as possible; (2) For those who are intrested in long distance running, you will have an idea of how to train for a Half Marathon. I had a 12-mile run today using 1 hour and 50 minutes. My target for the coming race will be to finish the 13.1-mile course within 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Sunday: Long run for 1.5 - 2 hours or at least 9 miles Monday: Recovering run (3 to 4 miles, slow) Tuesday: Rest (no runing) Wednsday and Thursday: Intensive run (4 miles each, with some element of speed/hill/tempo) Friday: Recovering run (3-4 miles, slow) Saturday: Rest (no running)
The following is piece of news which says that exercise for the body helps the mind. Research showes that exercise can prevent the decline of brainpower due to age.