Have signed up for the 12 km fun run which will be in May, started my training last month and have done 7 kms so far. The last time I did over 12 km was before COVID. Despite being busy, I have two days to do long distance runs and bought new running shoes because my old one has retired.
I wasn’t sure if I should do another mini marathon, have done two mini marathons before. When I started training, I did not have the energy to do another mini marathon, but I told myself in 2024 I will do my third mini marathon.
Reduces my intermittent fasting to three days. On Sunday I do 16:8 and Monday and Thursday I do a time restriction which is not eating for eight hours. Intermittent fasting has helped me reduced weight.
Back to training at 12 kms. I started with a small distance and as the weeks went by, I increased my distance by a kilometer, so hopefully by the end of April I can do 12 kms, one month before the race. I also run up and down hills because, from my previous experience, there is a hill which we need to run on.
What have I learnt?
0 There will be good days, and bad days, but you trained and feel fulfilled,
0 Walk if you must, but complete the distance.
0 Always begin with a small in distance and increase as the weeks go by.
0 Warm up and cool down.
0 Continue to track your food, making sure you do not overeat or undereat.
0 D0 don’t forget to drink water.
I came across this article which talks about why long distance is good for you. It increases your endurance, taking in oxygen and good for the bones.
What long distance running can do for you https://www.news24.com/health24/fitness/sport/running/what-long-distance-running-can-do-for-you-20150303
10 health benefits of long-distance runninghttps://www.news24.com/health24/fitness/sport/running/10-health-benefits-of-long-distance-running-20170602
Benefits og=f long distance running. https://www.runtothefinish.com/benefits-of-long-distance-running/
Benefits of Long distance running. (2) https://www.verywellfit.com/benefits-of-running-long-2910901