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5 Tips for Marathon Pacing


More than 90 percent of marathoners run the second 50 percent of the marathon significantly slower than the first. This is not ideal. You’ll receive your best marathon results if you rate yourself so that you run the second 50 % at the same pace as the first. Listed below are five tips to help you schedule yourself better in your next Marathon Training.

Run More Than One Marathon

New research demonstrates pacing in working races is managed generally by the subconscious brain. Throughout each contest, the human brain calculates the fastest pace you can sustain without endangering your daily life and uses feelings of fatigue and reduced electrical output to parts of your muscles to ensure that you run no faster. The greater experience you have as a runner, the greater reliable these calculations become.

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Everyone agrees that nothing at all can make you for the fatigue you experience in the ultimate kilometers of your first marathon. But once you’ve got this experience, you are better able to pace yourself effectively in future marathons. The majority of this learning happens on a subconscious level.  Your brain-body makes its way through your next marathon with an improved sense of how you should feel at any given point in the race.

So treat your first marathon as sort of experiment. Rate yourself cautiously however, not fearfully and find out what happens, understanding that, no matter what happens, you will speed yourself better within the next Marathon Training for having done the first.

Set Appropriate Time Goals

As the marathon distance is so extreme, few joggers have the ability to effectively pace their way via a marathon totally by feel, as they do in shorter races. You have to hold a great deal back when running a marathon that the first kilometers feel very easy–so easy you could run five or ten seconds per mile faster or slower and it would not feel noticeably harder or easier. But a rate difference of just five or 10 seconds per mile in the first half of a marathon will make the difference between hangings on and slipping apart in the second half. So choosing a proper time goal, which gives you an appropriate target pace, is vital.

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Best Weight Loss Advice You’ve Never Heard


Finding the best free WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM that works for you is not too difficult a task. Ideally, you want something that is effective and doesn’t take too long to start showing results. That sounds easy enough, but often it is so confusing due to the thousands of different diets, plans and programs that exist out there in the land of the “miracle diet” and supplements.

Some people throw in the towel before they even get started, let alone lose any weight.

The most common advice to people seems to be to simply lower the amount of calories you consume each day. Whilst this makes sense, it is hard for people to make such a quick adjustment. Therefore old habits quickly resurface.

This is because the diet (Meal Prep) ends up becoming bland and unsatisfying and these imposed restrictions can make you depressed and sometimes just down right mad.

Ideally you would like to utilize a WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM that can keep you from coming completely off the tracks. It should encourage you to eat a little smarter most of the time and to look at weight loss as a long term goal. So eating something bad today should not mean the end of the world. Provided you have about an 85-90 percent hit ratio when it comes to eating somewhat normally then you will see results.

Consider more realistic point of view

Start “SHORT term intermittent fasting”. Yeah, I know I laughed out loud the first time I heard of it too…but it works better than anything I have ever used in the past 12 years, NO BULL! If you are looking for a new approach to dieting and weight loss then consider a short term fasting program.

You won’t have to starve yourself and see prophetic visions so let’s take it down a notch for Portion Control.

I have had great success with this program and I can really see myself sticking it out for the long run as it’s simple to maintain and doesn’t leave you feeling unsatisfied or irritated.

This method involves fasting for one or two 24 hour periods per week, say on a Monday and maybe a Thursday, so that your calorie intake is controlled. Because you are not eating on the fasting days, your calorie intake is combined into the days that you do eat. Overall you will end … Read the rest

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We are almost 40 and we need to begin marathon training to do our first marathon before we are 40, so we can take it off our bucket list. But where do we begin?

What are the challenges and how to beat them?

Time, is the biggest challenge in almost everything we set off to do. We never seem to have enough time to do anything, so we need to be determined and really want this. The key to marathon training is the following:

  • Set up a reasonable schedule that will improve your performance and reduce risk of injury. One of the biggest mistakes in marathon training is trying to do everything at once and injuring yourself in the meantime.
  • Set up a baseline, work up gradually to the mileage you want to run, normally the ideal routine is 3 months before, begin running a couple miles and add 10% more weekly. This way you avoid injury and aren’t watching the race from the sidelines.
  • Goals are very important, ask yourself what are your goals with running this marathon. The motives behind you wanting to do this marathon will help you stick to your tight schedule.
  • Get your loved ones involved, time spent with them is precious and we don’t want them to feel neglected during this period of marathon training, so either have them run with you or ride along on their bicycle, making sure if you are running at night that you all wear your reflective vest to avoid a car accident. Find out more in this site : – http://flexactivesports.com/

What does a reasonable preparation plan involve?

It involves good planning, many decide to hire a personal trainer to help them prep for the marathon, but if that is not possible there is tons of information online to help you train. There are three aspects to take into consideration when you are marathon training:

  • Running, it has been recommended to do 3 simple runs each week, concentrating the 1st run of the week on speed and not time, it will be the shortest run of the week. 2nd run of the week will be a medium distance run, concentrating on pace and breathing, the 3rd run of the week will be the longest and you will need to pace yourself by going slower.
  • Weight lifting, strength and conditioning, twice a week has many benefits for runners, helps
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