Continue Training for your first marathon – part 2

Okay, so we have already discussed the topic of getting out there and getting started. It can be a challenge, and it is even harder to make sure that you keep it up every day.

One of the hardest things to do is continue with those needed 30 minutes of exercise every day. And the most important thing to do is to keep it up consistently. That is the only way that it will start to get easier over time.

Now, there is no need to rush outside and start running as fast as you can, and constantly running sprints. Even if you need to keep up a slow and steady pace for a couple of miles, and then walk for a little while to regain your breath and strength, then you can work on your endurance by doing that for as long as possible.

Once you have started keeping up a regular schedule of getting outside and getting moving on a daily basis, you can integrate at least one day of a longer workout each week. That will help increase your endurance a lot.

However, you should also remember that with the long day you add into your workout schedule adds the need for a day of rest for your muscles and joints. This is best the day after that longest workout you have every week. Make sure that you stretch every day, and try to work in some strengthening exercise like weights a few times a week as well.

One of the most important things to remember is that a marathon is 26.2 miles, and it takes a long time to make it to that level of endurance. So, you need to get started with your workout schedule.

This initial schedule may not even have you up to the point of being in shape for training for the first few months, so don’t be discouraged if the heat, humidity, and other weather issues make it tough to run for a long period at a time, it will get easier.

Again, the most important thing is to get started and keep going! It’ll get easier for you before you know it.

Published by sara-copywriting

Freelance Web Copywriter for the past 13.5 years, now loving the freedom of writing upon my own schedule and learning all the time.

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