Hello fellow runners, If you've been following my weekly posts, you will have seen that I had a half marathon last Sunday. The race was in Suncheon, around an hour south of our current hometown. Here's how it went down, enjoy. The Build Up The week's training leading up to the race mostly consisted of… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon #2 Report: Bittersweet
Hello fellow runners, I hope you are well on this Monday morning. There were some big races over the weekend. The big one was the New York Marathon. After years of African dominance in the women's race, Shalene Flanagan won the women's marathon. Seeing a non-African runner on top of the podium is a rare… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: RECOVERY!
Hello fellow runners, If you've been following my weekly training posts, you'll know that I was racing yesterday in Mokpo, Korea. The race was the Mokpo Half Marathon. Mokpo is a seaside city, located in the South Western tip of South Korea. The leadup The lead-up to the race couldn't have gone any better. I… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Race Report: Gust, Guts & Glory
Hello fellow runners, I'm writing to you from my work desk, it's a beautiful fall day and I'm excited to finish work and get out for a run! It's truly the season of marathon and half marathon races here in Korea and around the world. My favorite race over the past few years is the Scotiabank… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: WEEK 8- 2 WEEKS TO RACE-DAY
Hey everyone, I hope you're having a good training week so far. The temperatures have dropped here in Korea, fall is well and truly in the air. I don't know about you but to me, fall means races and fast running. Running during the summer can place high demands on the body, with the humidity and… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: Week 7- 3 WEEKS TO RACE DAY
A look at the peak week of training, heading towards my goal half marathons.
Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week. Up until this point of my training, I've been building up my mileage and this week the tempo runs have increased duration and the speed workouts have gotten faster. This week marked the start of the quality phase of training for the half marathon. This phase… Continue reading Steve’s Half Marathon Training: Week 5- The Real Work Begins!