Marathons are hard work, and training for your first marathon might be a huge challenge to some people. We understand how tough it may seem in the beginning because we’ve done it before. And then again and again and again. Eventually you get the hang of it and start to really love it. The training pushes your body, and your health will increase like it never has before. Here are some tips for first time marathon runners. Remember – training is just as important as the marathon itself.
You know what makes training for a marathon easier? Friends! Friends and teammates provide much more inspiration and encouragement than anyone else. Why? Because they’re training too. Having people to train with keeps you accountable as well as gives you encouragement not to stop training.
Make sure you have the right shoes and that they’re comfortable. The last thing you want is to buy new shoes the day before your marathon and not being to break them in. Train in the shoes you’re planning on wearing during the marathon. That way, nothing will surprise you.
When you’re training your body, you also want to train your diet. Eating the proper foods is just as important as running each day. If you’re not intaking the proper nutrients or not enough, your body will deteriorate and you won’t have enough energy to continue training. Always make sure you’re feeding your body what it needs.