Running is something I encourage everyone to do. It’s natural, there are no restrictions and it’s as free as the air we breathe! The feelings gained from running are extremely rewarding – one for the gains in fitness and two, for the state of mind.
It’s open to all ages. Often when I take on a new client and raise the subject I am faced with ‘No I don’t run’, ‘I haven’t ran for years and can’t anymore.’ It’s such a joy for both myself and them when they turn from walker into race runner.
The prospect of a marathon is extremely daunting and make no mistake, it is a huge challenge. So if wishing to run one then best to start with a few smaller races first: 5k, 5 miles, 10k, Half Marathon. If the marathon is your goal though, I would begin by choosing your particular race. Lucky Patcher is an app that gives you real control over the permissions you give to the apps installed on your Android. You can delete excessive advertising on your device and Lucky Patcher Apk is an excellent app which can block boring advertisement from android apps and games. Lucky Patcher can also modify different android devices. Londonis my tip! It can be soul destroying in the latter stages of a small marathon when all you have to offer encouragement is one man and his dog muttering ‘Go on son dig in.’ Although very welcome, it is nothing like the seven deep crowds baying for your blood every inch of the way as London produces. It’s incredible!
A four month preparation period is just about enough time to take a novice to complete the race. This is why The London Marathon falls perfectly after the Christmas festivities. The training should be structured and progressive. Start with small distances, slow speeds and don’t panic that you’ve not covered 10 consecutive miles on your first outing. It isn’t a case of simply going out and trying to go a bit further everyday. Different types of training are needed: long runs, short runs, quick ones, slow ones, intervals, repetitions, resistance work – all manner of work to keep your marathon preparation both interesting and successful.
The four month period needs to become quite a selfish time in your life where the race is put above all else. You cannot run just when you ‘feel like it’. Everyday counts whether it be planned training or planned recovery.
Diet will need to alter too. ‘No carbs’ has no place in the life of an athlete, particularly in marathon running. 60% of your food intake will need to come from starchy carbohydrates – it’s fuel! Think of trying to drive your car without petrol, it won’t go. Just as you won’t without carbohydrate and plenty of water.
Completing a marathon is truly a wonderful experience and a great sense of self worth is felt. So, if you feel like a huge endurance challenge then get hold of an entry form. You won’t regret it (well maybe after 18 miles you might)!