www.nikerunning.com – race prep guide
Listening to your body is the key to training for a marathon. Letting your body (rather than your intellect) be your guide is the real challenge, isn’t it? If you can accomplish that, crossing the finish line without injury will be icing on the cake.
Does that mean you can’t push your limits? Well yes and no, depending on how you go about it. Give your body the resources with which to push, and it will respond with more power, more speed, more endurance, and more vitality.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, here are 4 cornerstone tips you’re probably missing out on that will give your run the extra edge: 1. Train your cardiovascular system under conditions of acid base equilibrium to speed adaptation, reduce recovery time and build the immune system. 2. Train large and small muscles in balance to improve flexibility and prevent injury. 3. Train your heart, brain and deep organs by saturating them with oxygen in the correct sequence to allow every muscle to reach VO2max. And most importantly 4. Train body awareness to fine tune your training time and pace.
How do you do this? Before and after your run take 15 minutes to do a round of the Body’Fit program. Believe me, you’ll never look back.