Introducing the new Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Official Training Website featuring Marathon Guru!
Are you keen to step up to the half marathon or ready take on the mighty marathon this year? Blackmores have launched the brand new Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Training Website and we've partnered with Marathon Guru, a specialised training program that tracks your predicted race time.
The Marathon Guru marathon and half marathon training programs adjust throughout the weeks according to how you're coping with the training sessions, and then they re-adjust future session times and provide you with slower or faster predicted results depending on how you're going.
These programs are as close as you can get to live coaching, and the flexibility of technology means that each program has a personal flavour tailored specifically for each individual runner.
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Training Website features free expert advice from running trainers, physios and naturopaths, as well as general training tips, running blogs, training videos and more. Check it out today, and start training now!
Ten Commondments of becoming a Social Runner
1) Set goals. Each step of your run will mean much more if you have a reason to keep going.
2) Get some advice. Depending on your health levels to begin with, you might want to visit your local doctor before getting underway.
3) Do it with someone. Enjoyment levels go up exponentially if you can share your running experience with a friend.
4) Get fitted out. Make sure you head to a sports store that has trained staff to ensure you get fitted with the correct shoes for your feet. Gradually you will add to your running waredrobe, there are some great clothing and accessory items out there to help you run.
5) Start easy. Make sure you warm up for each run, by slowly jogging or walking for 5-15minutes, before getting into a hard effort.
6) Finish easy. Like when you warm up, you need to warm down. 5-15minutes of easy running/walking allows your body to flush some oxygen to the working muscles so you can recover better.
7) Recover. Running is a demanding activity on the body. Make sure you never do two hard runs on consecutive days. Always have an easy or rest day inbetween the tough ones.
8) Hydrate. Don't forget to replace what you use. A good way to check that you are hydrated enough, is to ensure your 'wee' is a light, almost clear colour.
9) Look after yourself. Running is a tremendous sport, but it is hard work on the body. Make sure you put some good food back in, plus incorporate some stretching with each run. If you can afford it, massages are a great thing to get (may as well make the most of the health fund right!)
10) Enter an event. Once you have some training in the legs, start thinking about what event you might do.