Monday, March 31, 2014

How NOT to train for a half marathon

Things not to do while you're training for a half marathon:

1. Forget to stretch because, stretching is boring. Who needs stretching?!
2. Eat Mexican for lunch before a big run.
3. Drink alcohol in excess.
4. Skip your long run for the week because you accidentally skipped some short runs earlier in the week.
5. Eat your weekly intake of calories after your long run for the week. Chocolate milk, ice cream, or cheeseburgers? I know….all of them!

Eric and I have taken an unconventional approach to this whole marathon training business. I'd like to think we take an unconventional approach to producing documentaries as well. Ya know, like the longer, more painful approach. But by golly, we sure have a lot of fun doing it. 

We ran 11 miles the other day and didn't die. So, maybe this is exactly how you should train for a half marathon.