The temptation to go all out on training for a marathon in attempt to bolster those oxygen levels can be seriously hard to resist.
Once you get into a regular running routine and find your feet pounding the pavements with ease, it is further motivating to run harder than expected to enjoy the rush.
However, Charlene Hustebaut, exercise expert for The De-Stress Diet and founder of charlenehutsebaut.com, warned that taking off too hard at the beginning can leave you with an injury.
She said: “Give yourself a lot of time to train regularly before a marathon.
“This allows the runner to stay injury free and enjoy the running rather than doing too much with not enough time and either hating it or incurring an injury.”
Novice runners should give themselves between four to six months to prepare for a marathon, staring off on short runs that incorporate a mix of walking and running.
To begin with, try a 15 minute workout that involves walking for two minutes followed by a jog of 30 seconds.
Posted by Jenny Richards
18/04/2012 14:54:17Subscribe to the News RSS feed