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Signed Up for Your First Marathon? Here’s How to Get Ready for the Running Season

It’s marathon season and if you have followed through with your resolution of running a marathon this year, it’s the right time for you to begin your final preparations. Running a marathon is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience. With thorough practice, it helps you burn calories, reduces the risk of heart attack, and smoothens the flow of blood and oxygen in the body.

Here are a few tips that you could follow to get ready for your marathon run:

1. A Daily Workout Plan
Choose a training plan suitable to fit into your daily routine. Make sure you build commitment towards your daily run and track your progress in terms of distance and speed as the date of the marathon approaches. Don’t forget to take periodic rest breaks or else this could lead to some unforeseen personal accidents.

2. A Healthy Diet
It is advisable for athletes to consume carbohydrates for lunch like pasta or rice, with a view of a lighter dinner before sleep. This is because while the former tends to power up your system while clearing your gastrointestinal tract, the latter helps make it easier for you to sleep.

3. The Ideal Gear
While exercising and the right diet are essentials for an athlete, it is also a necessity to be wearing the right gear on the game day. Be sure to arrange a suitable training vest, a pair of track pants and the rightly sized running shoes.

4. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Keep a hydration belt handy for whenever you feel thirsty during a run and need to rejuvenate your system before resuming. It is always better to prefer water over other drinks for hydration due to its ability to maintain blood volume and facilitation of better blood circulation throughout your body.

5. Meditation
While the exercising helps your body loosen up, meditation helps ease your mind. Including this in your routine helps not only in recreational ways but also by increasing your mental health alongside the ability to focus better.

Your first marathon is only a step forward in your journey towards fitness. Do remember that it is a long way ahead but with the help of the above tips, you are ought to reach your destination. The finish line is not far when you are aiming to achieve it.

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