Throughout my first round of marathon training I was blasé about the whole thing and I ended up injured, and with quite a difficult first-time marathon experience. It taught me a lot about long distance running, the most valuable lesson being ‘respect the distance’. There is no getting through a marathon without having committed whole heartedly to every bit of it – the planning, the training, the nutrition, the rest and recovery, the maintenance of the body and even the shoes and clothing. Hence, during subsequent marathon training rounds I have gone in more prepared and having utmost respect for the whole regime.
If you’re thinking about running your first marathon, here’s some beginner tips that might help you along on your journey.
If you’d like help to train for and run your first marathon, contact Rachel’s Runners. More info on our sessions and other services can be found here – https://rachelsrunners.com/about/sessions-services/