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My girlfriend and I are both undertaking our first Reading half marathon (RHM) in mid-March.
We have both been training since early November and with 4 runs a week (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun) and some of resistance & core exercises we are starting to make some decent progress in terms of the distance we can now cover.
I managed my first 10 mile run on Sunday and felt good afterwards. Sore in places, but with 7 weeks to go I’m feeling happy that I will be able to make the full race distance in a respectable time. My girlfriend on the other hand really struggled on her 9 mile run. The problem seems to be with running on Sunday mornings from around 10am. We need to get used to running at this time in the morning, as the race starts at 10am. She can cover good ground on a week night, but Sunday mornings do not seem to agree with her. We get up 2 hours before our run to have breakfast. She makes sure she drinks lots of water whilst running, but nearly always ends up with a stitch and doesn’t seem to have any energy whilst out.
She needs to get this sorted, as she’s not enjoying her Sunday runs atm, which is effecting her confidence, and that’s making her nervous about race day.
Does anyone have any advice as to what she can do to get round this lack of energy?