Are you training for the corvallis half marathon? The below tips will help you achieve your goal. I have run 1:07:06 for the half marathon myself and know what it takes to run well at this distance.
The two most important tips I can share is practice intake of fluids during your long runs. Secondly, practice near, at or far below your goal half marathon race pace.
We know the corvallis half marathon is a fast course. That being said, no course is truly fast unless the athlete has prepared well for the race itself.
Tips For The Corvallis 13.1 Mile Race
Here are a few tips to help set you up for success
- Conduct your long runs at 160 beats per minute (85 percent of your max heart rate)
- Vary the paces of your long runs. For example, one harder long run one weekend followed by an easy, relaxed long run the following week.
- Focus on quality versus quantity
- Work smarter not harder. The hardest working athletes don't always produce the best results.
- Read up as much as you can on glutathione. Your competition knows little about it.
- Train at your anaerobic threshold (167 to 174 beats per minute)
- Train at your aerobic capacity (175+ beats per minute)
- Relax – don't beat yourself up over a poor performance. Great efforts take time.
- Have fun and don't lose enthusiasm. The best runners never lose heart.
- Take your easy days, easy. The benefits of all your hard work come within the rest, not the workout itself.
What you need to keep in mind about tip number 6 and 7 is to improve your lactate tolerance. This is critical to teaching the body to handle ever-increasing amounts of lactic acid build-up.
The key tip is to teach the body to clear lactic acid faster than it is building up in the bloodstream. This is why the top athletes make it look so easy. You always want to focus on leverage and at all times.