There are a lot of people who make the mistake of entering a marathon race for the first time without any preparation what so ever and most of them end up quitting halfway through the race. If you don’t want to make that mistake and end up looking like a loser in front of all those other people, then you better stay here and read this article because we are going to share some very helpful tips. These tips are designed to help people actually finish a marathon by doing various preparations.
Choosing the Right Outfit/Shoes
A rookie mistake that is responsible for more than half of the quitters is the poor choice of outfit and shoes. You simply cannot enter a marathon and go running in the outfit that you wear on work. You need to have shorts or some type of running pants that will not slow you down and allow you to move your legs freely. Also, a more important thing to change is your shoes because running long distances in your everyday shoes isn’t the best idea. You must buy a pair of running shoes before a marathon because they are far more comfortable, and they are very light which can help you on these long distances.
Just because you are about to go for a long run and you will be warming up your entire body, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to warm up before the race. If you start running with all of your muscles relaxed and not warmed up, then you will be making things much harder for yourself because you won’t be able to endure the entire race. What is scarier is that you can get injured if not warmed up properly. These warmup exercises don’t take a long time and they won’t make you exhausted before the race, so you don’t have to worry about that. All it takes is 5-10 minutes and you will perform much better and you will actually be able to finish the race. If you follow these simple tips, you won’t have a problem with keeping up with some more experienced runners.