I'm a relative beginner to long distance running and I'm getting pretty excited about competing in my first London Marathon this year.
One reason to enter was to lose some weight as well as it being a fantastic personal challenge.
I have lost a stone and a half through my training, but I'm already casting my mind forward about what to do after the race and I've come up with a couple of questions that some more experienced runners may be able to assist with.
How soon after the Sunday should I run again?
What sort or running routine/training should I follow now in order to continue weight loss as part of a healthy diet, but without the target of a specific race?
How many times a week should I be looking to run?
Hoping someone can help.
1. a day or two after to do a recovery run of 3/4 miles.
2. depends on how much you want to lose and time you have.
3. why not enter other races ie 10K's, HM's and set some PB's you'll have the endurance to do so.
How about take a week off and then enter anouther race for motivation. Go on you know you want to? Marathons, 10k's and Halfs throughout the year.
Rodduz be warned them pirates are scary.
Beer is the answer to the question.......
Then wot Stylish said!
And who said we are scary? Cake, stop upsetting the poor chap, we should be embracing people newish to the forum not scaring them with tales of marauding Pirates.
Not quite sure what I've entered into here!!!
Great advice from all although I'm a wee bit confused about the Pirate reference.
Happened to have bumped into an army mate who is trying to get me into a triathlon in September so may just take up that challenge.
Rule of thumb is take one day off for every 10km you race. So that's four days with no running after you've done your marathon. Enjoy eating, sleeping, rehydrating and perhaps a beer or two
As for the Ironman - go for it, arrrrrrrrrrr!
Two days after FLM I decided to get my rusty old bike out from the shed where it had hidden for 3 years..........I thought cycling a few miles would give me a change from all the running..........it helped the legs recover...........I would recommend it..................but a warning........within 3 weeks I was doing a sprint tri..........5 weeks later I did a half Ironman and now I'm in training for the full Ironman in 10 weeks time
maybe just sitting down with a beer for a couple of weeks would be better........ but a new challenge is always good.
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