I have already posted this in Loopville, but I thought I would double my success if I posted everywhere else. I am doing an article series for Halfmarathons.net and am seeking runners to give me their advice. Hopefully I can get great quotable material that I can incorporate into the articles that I writing.
gist of the series is to provide information for first-time
half-marathoners. Maybe they've raced 5Ks or 10Ks before, but this
would be advice for anyone tackling the 13.1 distance for the first time.
Everyone has a different experience so I am looking for things that many of you 'expert' amatuers can offer any newbie.
I have 13.1 topics total, but I am soliciting advice for 5 topics to begin with.
can leave comments below, but I'd love to quote people's actual names/#
of half-marathons run/home state in the article. i.e. "Bob, a 12 time
half-marathon finisher from Ohio, uses Google calendars to log his daily
However, I will take what I can
get, so anything you want to add is cool too. If you are on Facebook,
you can private message me there too. Quadracool=Carissa Liebowitz
Here are the topics (remember this is advice for first-timers!!):
1. Training Plans (where do you get your training plan from? how do you adhere to it? do you print it off/use a calendar?)
Nutrition (before/during/after long training runs? preference of
gels/bars/dried fruit? favorite pre-race breakfast? how many pieces of
bacon equal a good run (j/k)?)
3. Tech (favorite piece of running technology--Garmin? HR monitor? iPod? Running apps?)
4. Hydration (Gatorade and/or water? Fuel belt or handheld?)
5. Rest (Adequate sleep? Taking rest days? Tapering?)
By all means, I am
not looking for answers for each category, so if you have something to
add to the conversation about just one topic, I'll take it!!!