So you want to run a Marathon? Part 1 How to get started*

Thursday, 3 September 2015, By Richard Ivanov

How to get started:

Well I guess it all starts with a single idea to run a marathon. Whatever your motivation is behind it definitely is a big decision. People have different reasons why they want to participate in 42.195km gruelling run and I heard some funny but some scary reason too. Only about 3% of the world population ever finishes a marathon run. Out of about 6 billion humans on earth that is a small number. You definitely should not take it lightly but at the same time be excited about it too.

'If you have a body you are an athlete'. 

  • My advice is to give yourself enough time to train.

To get yourself into decent shape to run a marathon takes time. It's definitely NOT going to happen overnight.

The single most important thing is to get out there and run.

  • Seek some advice from the people that have done it. Ask them what it felt like. Ask for tips..
  • Put a plan together. And not just a running program. It takes more than that. Unless you are a professional athlete I would be assuming you need to tweak or even change your lifestyle. And that means: habits, nutrition, mobility (stretch), hydration, sleep…just to name few.
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