Why do you walk during a half marathon?
Here are 11 reasons why it might make sense to take a walk break during a half marathon race: 1. You would describe the course as “more hills than I can count”. Half marathon distances of 13.1 miles are daunting enough for first-timers.
What happens if you don’t fold a cup?
If you don’t fold the cup then your chances of the water sloshing out of the cup are multiplied. To dodge this unnecessary dousing of water, slow down to a walk and drink the water. The same goes for fueling. It’s much easier to consume your fuel such as gels while walking.
How many miles is a half marathon?
1. You would describe the course as “more hills than I can count”. Half marathon distances of 13.1 miles are daunting enough for first-timers. If you didn’t look at the elevation gain of your race prior to signing up or running the race, you might be in for a rollercoaster of a race.
Can you drink from a cup while running?
If you’ve never attempted to drink from a cup when while running, it’s not easy at all. Drinking from a cup while running requires you to fold the cup long ways and then drink slowly while running. If you don’t fold the cup then your chances of the water sloshing out of the cup are multiplied.
What does your mind tell you when you run a half marathon?
Your body is pushing you onwards but your mind is telling you that you can’t stand another minute of running.
How does the sun feel when you slow down?
2. The sun feels like its sitting on your head (HOT) When you slow down to a walk everything gets to cool down for a few minutes. Heat and high humidities will sap you clean of water and energy, leaving you struggling to catch your breath. Take a break and walk in the sun and then run while you are in the shade.
Can you drink energy gels while walking?
It’s much easier to consume your fuel such as gels while walking. Don’t forget to eat the gel first and then wash it down with water, not a sports drink. I have put together an extensive review of energy gels. Check out the energy gel review or my recommendations page for gels I recommend.
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