Finishing a marathon forces the body to go through hell and come back. It can break people both physically and mentally. Some of them do it once as a bucket list goal, others crazy enough to repeat chase Personal Bests (PB) and endorphins. Either way, the quality of the marathon long run is what prepares […]
I wasn’t a morning person until one completely packed day that changed my thinking. I knew I would feel very stressed during the day, but there was virtually no time to take a rest or squeeze in a workout. The only option for me was to have an early morning training before all the extravaganza […]
Every athlete knows that a good pre run warm up can make or break a training session or even a race. And I might have tested it myself this time. I had a race this week and changed my marathon training schedule a bit to account for it. It was nothing big, 6K around Olympic park […]
Coming from endurance athlete background I naturally do a lot of running, cycling, swimming, skiing, and other movement. You can already stay fit with doing only that, but if you want to get even better results and faster times, strength training is crucial.
Marathons are long. But it is exactly the mental challenge of going the distance that inspires and excites me. It requires a lot of training to build the so-called marathon endurance, but come race day it will be all about the mental struggle and perseverance. For a regular person the intensity of a marathon shouldn’t […]
I generally spend a lot of time on my legs throughout the day. I try to walk or bike wherever possible and also prefer standing to sitting. Training for a marathon only adds more stress to my lower body, as I squeeze runs into my day. But there is a thing I do to overcome […]
My hip is getting much better and I can barely feel the pain after falling off a skateboard. Since the injury I spent more time on building core strength and it definitely sped up my recovery. I was a bit afraid it would take too much time to heal, as I had pain in 3 […]
I know how daunting it can seem to do a post workout stretch or core exercises every day. It may even seem useless at first due to low intensity, but in the longer term it really helps to prevent running injuries. It can even improve performance thanks to improved running form and endurance.
Easy workouts are critical for athletes’ general endurance. They build basic fitness, help to develop specific muscles and speed up recovery. Sometimes called low heart rate training, such workouts form around 80% of the training plan of every athlete. Both short and long distance.
Over the years I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. Sometimes out of curiosity, but mostly due to stubbornness. Today, as I put together this marathon training nutrition guide, I want to remind myself to remain focused while I train for my first marathon.