Practice is all you need to become a pro marathon runner. If you have the confidence in yourself then you can turn out to be a pro marathon runner in no time. Here are 5 tips to becoming a pro marathon runner.
The first 20 minutes of the run is the hardest part. Have full control of yourself this first 20 minutes; then you will find a comfortable pace yourself and enjoy the rest of the run. Don’t give up!
Make some habits
You should stick to the days and times every day when you are practicing. You can drink water before a long run, but drinking a cup of coffee can also help. Coffee can give you more energy. It can help you by getting your body and mind ready for the race.
Pace vs. duration
There is a natural correlation between pace and time of running. If you run longer distance then you should slow down your pace. This will balance out your heart rate BPM (beats per minute).
Mix up your route
You cannot be sure which trail you are going to take on the day of your race. The routes may change due to bad weather, for example. It is better that you visit the route before the actual event to get an idea about the route.
You should buy the best running shoes you can for the event. The shoe must be comfortable to wear so that you don’t have any pain on your knees or any part of your legs.
Follow these suggestions before your marathon event and you will find yourself running like a pro on your next marathon.
Fuel Up with the Right Food
One of the things that you want to do before your running workout is to eat roughly 60 minutes before your run so you have plenty of energy in your glycogen stores. One thing I like to do for long runs is to use energy gels to help get me ready and to sustain my energy levels during my run. I like to take one gel pack 15 minutes before I run so it gets into my system. After that I tend to use 1 gel pack per 30 minutes in runs that are 10 miles or longer. It’s so easy on these type of runs to burn a ton of calories and if you don’t replenish them you will end up bonking and ruin your run.
With that said I hope these running tips help you in your next training run.