As some may know, by day I'm a Communications and Tech Manager for a non-profit here in New York City. So when the opportunity was presented to take part in running the 2016 NYC Half Marathon, I jumped at the chance to challenge myself physically. I have never been a long distance runner nor do I really enjoy running but I'm always about overcoming personal obstacles.
After a chance encounter with another young lady who participated in many long distance races, I learned that finding a flexible training schedule is one of the keys to completing a long distance race. Now, spending lots of time reading article after article, I've created a training schedule that incorporates my favorite workouts as well as three runs weekly, for the next twelve weeks.
Next up is training gear. All research that I've come across also mentions the importance of proper fitting gear and with the time of year (Winter), I realize that I will be doing my training both indoor and outdoor. So I've pulled together two looks; one for the treadmill and one for the outdoor run.
INDOOR TRAINING ESSENTIALS
OUTDOOR TRAINING ESSENTIALS
I hope this information inspires you to push your physical limits and try long distance running. I can guarantee that come March 20th, I'll be #BetterForIt