Preparing for your first race

Train smart

It’s not all about the mileage, include various intensities and distances into your weekly program.  A good basic formula is:

Prioritize strength training

Given the prevalence of injuries, it’s important to prioritize strength training.

Recovery, recovery, recovery

Structure in rest days, think about your sleep, this is when adaptations to training take place, you repair and you get stronger.

Plan ahead

Know your pace

The build-up to the race

Mental preparation

Think about your goal, if you are going for a PB it could be uncomfortable. How will you cope when it starts to get tough, how will you stop negative thoughts and keep going? Meditation is great for this

15 June, 2020

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