advertisement
Question
Posted by: Clyde | 2010/12/14

Can I make it for the 2 oceans half marathon?

Hi there, a few days ago I was thinking about doing the two oceans half marathon. According to the website there is 129 days left for the event.

Do you think I will be able to fit in time to do this event?

I am 34 years old and I am 120kg''s. I have no blood pressure problems and my overall health is ok.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageFitnessDoc

Hi Clyde

Definitely, you can. Obviously, it's a major challenge, but one of the best things you can do is find a goal, and that's what this is.

Four months is enough time, but obviously you have to use it wisely - you can't afford to start, run for say 3 weeks, then get injured or sick, lose 2 weeks, then start again, and so on.

So it's important to get onto ONE programme, and then be controlled in your preparation.

Here's a link to a programme that will take you to 10km in 11 weeks. However, I'd suggest that you cut it to 10 weeks, by skipping out week 2 (it's very gradual at the start).

Once you've done 10km (which will leave you 5 weeks), then you build towards 21km, and that's not too big a step up, provided you are sensible about pace and when to walk.

So first aim for 10km, by the middle of February, and then take it from there!

http://www.health24.com/fitness/Programmes/16-1347-2101-2107-2251-2109.asp

Ross

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: fitnessdoc | 2010/12/18

Hi Clyde

Definitely, you can. Obviously, it's a major challenge, but one of the best things you can do is find a goal, and that's what this is.

Four months is enough time, but obviously you have to use it wisely - you can't afford to start, run for say 3 weeks, then get injured or sick, lose 2 weeks, then start again, and so on.

So it's important to get onto ONE programme, and then be controlled in your preparation.

Here's a link to a programme that will take you to 10km in 11 weeks. However, I'd suggest that you cut it to 10 weeks, by skipping out week 2 (it's very gradual at the start).

Once you've done 10km (which will leave you 5 weeks), then you build towards 21km, and that's not too big a step up, provided you are sensible about pace and when to walk.

So first aim for 10km, by the middle of February, and then take it from there!

http://www.health24.com/fitness/Programmes/16-1347-2101-2107-2251-2109.asp

Ross

Reply to fitnessdoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement