This is a new feature on wishtv.com. I’m not sure many people will come to me for training advice. I’m not one who will finish quickly. I’m just determined to finish it. I was not fast as a kid. So, there’s no need to aim higher now.
I base my training now on guidance from a few Bricks-to-Bricks training programs before my first few Mini-Marathons. The program helped establish guidelines for weekly mileage and how to handle injuries that might develop.
I also appreciated the encouragement from the coaches. One, local running legend Tom Hathaway, reminded us that we are athletes. Running the Mini is physical test — even pro athletes can’t do it wthout the proper training. So, no matter when we cross the finish line, just crossing it is an achievement.