There are many different reasons why people run, and lots of different ways to do events like the upcoming Busselton Half Marathon and associated fun runs. Some are happy just to finish the event within the cut-off time of three hours, while others will be aiming for a particular time e.g. to go faster than last year or to finish in under 100 minutes.
For those who do want to do the Busselton Half Marathon in around 100 minutes, Steve Moneghetti will be acting as a pacer for this event. There are also various strategies that runners employ to achieve their best according to the distance and their levels of fitness and ability. With time running out to do a full training program now, I will be looking to employ Jeff Galloway’s run/walk/run approach. I have used this method before and found it most effective and helpful.
Basically it involves running for a set distance or time e.g 4 mins, then walking for 30-60 seconds before running again and so on.
These regular walk breaks mean that you are never far away from a short break, so you get a physical and mental rest from the monotony or stress of running for one or more hours at a time.
Whatever system or strategy you are going to use, now is the time to start – the big day is less than 6 weeks away now!