Marathon Training; The Top 5 Things to Consider

5 Things to Consider When Training for Your first Marathon: 1. Time I hate to say it, but if you want to train for a marathon you need to have a good chunk of time to do it. Running needs to become a main priority in your life when training and you should devote at least 4 months of time to train for it. 2. Carbs are your Friend During training your body needs specific nourishment to be able to complete those long runs. Carbs are your friend as a runner, you need fuel to run those long distances. Whole natural foods, like sweet potatoes,  will give you the needed energy and you should always plan to carb up the night before a long run. However, avoid processed carbs, your body simply runs better on natural foods versus something overly processed and unnatural. 3. Avoid Alcohol Bummer, right? The fact is alcohol dehydrates the body and that means your muscles are also dehydrated as a result. Dehydrated muscles will never be as strong as hydrated muscles and if you do decide to go on a run after a night of drinking we can guarantee that you will notice a difference. 4. … Continue reading Marathon Training; The Top 5 Things to Consider