Run Race, Run – Tactical Games To Improve Your Physique, Speed, Endurance And Racing Workouts
It’s been said that the most important aspect of your training for a half marathon is to run race-specific workouts. However, what if you aren’t in excellent shape when it comes to running? Do you still need to train with a focus on improving your endurance and speed? Of course you do.
Even if you are not in good shape, you still need to have some high-intensity workouts. If you just have a general plan for your race, you won’t get very far. You’ll either be too tired to do any long runs or too fatigued to do interval training. So what’s the solution? Run race-specific training sessions.
These sessions are specific to the type of race you will be running. For example, you might use a much slower speed for a marathon than you would for a triathlon. If you don’t already know how to train for a particular event, getting into race-specific training can be the key to success. The next question is what should you run?
As with any type of physical activity, the best workouts are those that are completely tailored to your goals. Since you aren’t competing in a marathon, you probably want to improve your marathon time. So your training plan will need to include workouts that work on both short and long distance races. There are even race-specific training programs designed for ultra-marathoners! This comparison will help you more.
One thing you can do for your race that will help you increase your physiological demands is to start out by running at a lower pace. This has two benefits. It allows you to start out slow and get more comfortable, which will minimize your nervousness as you go along, and it also will increase your endurance because you’ll be used to the increased physiological demand.
Finally, one of the most common mistakes runners make is they never end a race because they feel they have done everything possible to “beat” it. You may have run a great race… maybe even a very good one… but if you don’t win, you are not going to feel satisfied with yourself. You should feel a sense of satisfaction, even if you haven’t won, just because you have tried. That’s the point of tactical games… you beat yourself up and feel good about it, then you beat yourself up some more and feel even better about it. So run the race you want, just make sure you win it.