As you can easily imagine, a marathon training is no easy task. And it is not something you can do from one day, week or even month to another. As we always comment on this blog, it is paramount to be safe when practicing sport, not only for the sake of not suffering injuries that can stop us from doing our favourite sport. But also to prevent problems that can lead to conditions that affect the everyday activities we do all the time. That is why today we are going to give tips to know how to prepare to run for a marathon in a safe way.
How to get ready from scratch to run a marathon
Needles to say, if your intention is to run a marathon in the next month you can forget about it. You must always consider that, even though you feel like you can do it and you would in essence be able to run it, it is almost certain that it would leave you with a severe injury that would cost you a very long recovery. One of the keys to successful marathon training is time.
The most recommended time you need to prepare for a marathon is from 6 months to a year, as we were saying, its no easy or fast process to train for a marathon. To get ready you should be thinking of running from 3 to 5 times per week, slowly increasing the number of kilometres you run. Setting yourself small aims will help you keep focus and don’t feel overwhelmed. Once you are a little more accustomed to the increasing number of kilometres, do a long run every 7 to 10 days. This will help you reach your objective safely. It is just as important not to over force your body, even if you feel like you could speed up the preparation process, take one step at a time, going to hard on yourself can cause an injury, making it impossible to get ready for the marathon.
One of the keys to successful marathon training is time
Obviously, is important to prevent injuries, and for that, there are some products that will help you: our ankle support made of highly resistant velour (FOAM) with a breathable interior lining (POROMAX®) and fitted with medial and lateral supports. Another option is our adjustable ankle support.
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And finally, just as important as the marathon training process. The resting period are just as important. Make sure you rest your muscles and stretch properly, as well as ensuring that you are warm and ready before starting your preparation every day. We really hope these tips help you.