GETTY IMAGES1. WALK AND RUNRemember: miles are miles, as far as your belly's concerned. "Coming back from injury last year, I needed a plan to stop me piling on weight," says James Smith from Hemel Hempstead. "I stopped taking the bus and started walking to work and back instead....
, what you ate, the weather and even your general mood before, during and after each run," adds Wood. "It'll help you identify patterns and the cause and effect of good and bad runs." And training logs don't have a ‘use by' date. "I have all my training
’ve trained hard physically, you’ll no doubt be ready for the race, but preparation and knowing what to expect on the day is key so you can perform at your best. "Experiment with clothing and nutrition all you like in the run-up, but don’t use the race
if they're generally aware of your long-term safety," says Rob Pullen from the Owls running club in Leicester (owlsac.org.uk). Ask what contingencies they have for injuries during runs, whether they have insurance, and ask if they have a group for runners
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