At my last post I have had just committed to half marathon and ended up in A&E. I have recovered from whatever it was (inconclusive MRI), signed up for the gym, and have been training away for the Hackney Half Marathon in May (thought it was in June, one month less to train!).
I am at 12KM and have been increasing 1KM per week (reaching around 18km the week before). I also do some short (4Km-ish) interval runs to increase my pace, but am still quite slow. How do you work on increasing your speed?
I always ensure to eat before running, specially these long ones, but I notice towards the end I get quite light headed. How do you cope with the long runs/light headedness?
I try to pass by water points, but have been avoiding carrying bottles as I never know how to carry them properly. Do you carry water on your training?
Any tips on these or other subjects are helpful. I believe I can do the HM (even if I have to walk) but am a bit concerned about it. Also, I wanted to do it in less than 2h30min, but this seems quite a far dream at this stage.