Marathon Tips For The First Time Marathon Runner
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to
something you have never experienced before, such as running a marathon. Little things make a
big difference to the success that you have.
Without following the right advice, you run the risk of
injury and falling short of achieving your goals.
Here are my top 5 tips to help see you through race day:
Don’t set off too
fast. The atmosphere and excitement of the starting line usually leads to running the first
mile much faster than you would normally do. This is a mistake as it will take its toll on your
energy reserves especially in the latter stages of the race.
Never wear in a new pair of running shoes on race
day. This should be done weeks before. New shoes can take many miles to get comfortable in
and really mould to shape of your feet.
Don’t eat anything
in the 2 hours before the start of the race. When you run, blood is diverted to the working
muscles away from your stomach and digestive system which is then unable to break food down. This
leads to nausea and stomach cramping which will severely hamper your race.
Drink plenty of
water. That doesn’t mean slurping down gallons of the stuff, just regular sips to maintain
normal hydration levels.
Don’t be competitive. It can be quite depressing to
watch a seemingly out of shape runner pass you by, but don’t try to keep up with them as this is
dangerous practice. They will almost certainly run at a pace that is right for
them, you have your own pace. A marathon isn’t the time to let pride take over your
judgement or common sense.
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