Yes, you need proper running equipment and you should not skimp in this area. Believe it or not, some people think it is great to run barefoot or in what are called sock-shoes. These are rubberized cloth socks with toes much like a glove has fingers for your hands. If you wish to run barefoot or near barefoot, you need to start slow and test the waters first. Run on grass and sandy beaches to strengthen your feet, ankles, tendons and calves for such running.
Most people understand that the way you strengthen your body is through weight training but they don’t know how to achieve optimal results. Some of you may be concerned that you will bulk up considerably and end up looking like a body builder and there is nothing wrong with that if that’s what you want, but if not don’t worry if you follow my very simple instructions then this won’t and can’t happen.
Kettlebell long cycles are great for helping you to develop strong hips, glutes, core muscles, shoulders, and overall cardiovascular conditioning. If you are going to enhance your running program then this is a great exercise to help you get started. To begin, you will need the availability of a single bell of moderate resistance and a flat open training space.
Two days a week you should be warming up. Run at a pace that is slightly moderate than what you will be running in the half marathon. Then, atfter you are warmed up, run at a modest pace that will probably be a little bit faster than you run your long-pace run Always remember, stretch and cool down and stretch after your runs.