Running is a popular physical activities for many people. If you are looking for a way to get in shape, running might be just what you need. Running for 30 minutes a day can have a considerable impact on your body. If you are an experienced runner training for a marathon, these tips can help you train and prepare for your race.
The most effective way of preparing for an event is to mimic the event during training. This is the most important rule for any activity. If you are planning to run a 10-K marathon at a pace of seven minutes per mile, you will have to train at that same pace. Running at goal pace will help you prepare your body and build up your stamina for the race day. However, if you are running longer distances, it is not practical to mimic the whole race because your body will need much more time to recover.
Increase Ten Percent
When you are training for a marathon, you should make sure that you increase your distance by ten percent every week. The ten percent increase in distance theory was popularized by Joan Ullyot, M.D., and Joe Henderson, the first editor of the popular running magazine, Runner’s World.
Wait Two Hours after a Meal
It is very important to wait for about two hours after you have eaten before running. Two hours is sufficient time for food to be emptied from the stomach. The problem in not waiting long enough is that the food in your stomach will not be properly digested, and could result in bloating, abdominal cramps and vomiting.