Training for any race may seem daunting at times, but, if you follow these tips from Edward Health & Fitness Center Personal Trainer Dan Johnson, you'll reach the finish line before you know it!
Stretch before and after your run to prevent injuries.
Follow a run/walk plan to improve stamina. Start off running/walking three times a week for 20-30 minutes. Take a walk break for one to five minutes. Gradually increase your run time. Walk to cool down. If you are training for a more endurance run like a half-marathon or full marathon, seek out advice for a much more detailed preparation plan. The experts at the Edward Health & Fitness Centers can assist you.
Increase your strength, speed by strength training on days when you’re not running.
Practice proper running form by looking toward the horizon; keeping shoulders low; and running the proper stride length so your feet land directly underneath your body.