It’s important that leading up to the race you are training properly to help avoid injury. Here are some tips on how to properly train in preparation for race day:
1. Keep a runner’s log. This could be things like how far you run, how fast you run, your future goals and how you felt after training.
2. Don’t push yourself too hard! Pushing your body can have an aversive effect. Be sure to not increase your weekly mileage by more than 10 percent and listen to your body.
3. Remember to rest. Only run three to four days each week and try to alternate hard days with easier ones. It is also important to remember to take one day completely off every week.
4. Don’t just train by running. Try strength and cross-training to help build other muscle groups. Strength training could be things like lifting weights, yoga and pilates. Cross-training could include swimming, cycling and rowing.
Taking all of this into mind while you are training for DWS can better your overall performance and help you avoid injury. To learn more marathon training tips, read the full article here.
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