So, you want to run a marathon?
Article via runningforbeginners.com
Did you watch the L.A. Marathon this past weekend? We did. We also knew a few people who ran and it made us wonder — could we run a marathon? Here at Start R.I.G.H.T.,
we like to believe the answer to that question is yes. Yes, we could run a marathon if we put our mind to it, trained hard, and had some encouragement from the people around us, but it wouldn’t happen tomorrow or maybe even a year from now.
Most of us set large goals for ourselves when it comes to health — to run a marathon, lose 50 pounds, or exercise 45 minutes every single day. And, those large goals can be good, because they keep us focused on the future and help us remember why we are making day-to-day sacrifices. They can also be bad, because it can take us a long time to reach them and we might get discouraged in the process and give up before we ever reach our goal. Small goals — running three times this week, giving up soda for a month, or even just signing up for a gym — should also be celebrated on our journey to better health. Being healthy takes practice just like everything else , so setting and celebrating small goals on the way to your BIG goal can be a great way to get what you are after.
We loved the advice that Rob, the man behind runningforbeginners.com, gave on staring to train for a marathon — it applies to any health goal really! Read more below and visit the site to get training plans for 5K, 10K, and, yest, marathons!
“Running for Beginners, from Couch to 5k and Beyond”
A few years ago now I ended decades of life on the couch, and went from being very fat to ideal weight by starting to run. I got there by following the couch to 5k plan, the first step to running for beginners as well as following a much healthier diet.
Since then I have been a beginner runner many times over; a beginner at training to run 10km, and then a beginner half marathon runner. From there I became a marathon beginner, and after that a beginner ultra marathoner.
I have found that with running you never stop learning, and as every new challenge presents itself, there is a whole lot of new information and people’s experiences to absorb. In fact though I have now run many marathons and ultras, I still consider myself a beginner runner.
I have designed this site to provide just about everything someone seeking information for running for beginners could be looking for. Each section comprises information for the main running distances people train for: 5km, 10km, half marathon, the marathon and ultra marathons. In each section information and links to resources are provided covering important areas such as training plans, health and injuries, nutrition, resources such as podcasts and apps, as well as where to find inspiration and support. I hope you find the Running for Beginners website helpful in achieving your running goal for the very first time, whether it be to run your first 5km or your first 100 mile ultra. Rob