Marathon Training Tips
The first basic tip of marathon training is to inform yourself. Remember knowledge is power. Research the course you plan to run, marathon nutrition, marathon injury prevention, and other issues you feel are relevant to your upcoming race. Reading this blog post is a good start. Plan and evaluate how you’re going to run the marathon. What will your pre-race meal be? How will you hydrate? Will you run with or without your knee brace? Make sure that you know exactly what to expect on race day—don’t leave any decisions to the last minute.
The second marathon tip is to determine the gear you will compete in: running shoes, clothing, water bottle carrier or hydration system, socks, watch, sweatband, jewelry or no jewelry, sunscreen that won’t run in your eyes when you break a sweat. Will you need gloves or sunglasses? Start running and training using this gear now. Not everything that looks good in the store, online, in the catalog, or on your fellow marathoners will work for you. Maybe the single most important marathon tip is not to try any new equipment on the big day.
Another helpful basic marathon training tip is to keep meticulous records. Each workout leading up to the marathon should be documented. More than just your run distances and times, record your pulse. If your pulse is dangerously high, consult your doctor. If you aren’t sure how you should train leading up to the marathon, google marathon training regimens to get some ideas. The general rule of thumb is to start slow and build up steadily. And don’t forget to rest!
Good luck with your marathon from MP3Running.com.