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.