Thursday, July 15, 2010
Something I love! Slow long distance, fast short sprint.
How did I start?
I ran for a minute, walked for two. The next week I ran for 2 minutes walked for 3. Finally I ran for 30 minutes.
What's the most important thing?
Shoes. Go to your local running store, run on the treadmill and get fitted for the right shoes for your feet, your gait. I always shop around for the cheapest pair, but get fitted first!
Anything you eat wont hit your system for at least 30 minutes. I have my own personal theory - 60 minutes or less no fuel. Over 60 minutes, fuel in the beginning and stop no less than 30 minutes before the end of your run.
It's a personal choice. 14+ I take a camel back and start drinking early! From the 1st mile on. If you feel thirsty, it's to late. 12 miles and under, I don't hydrate until I get back. It's just what works for me. We are all an experiment of one.
Walk as much as you want! UltraMarathoners are runners and they walk! So you can too. Push yourself, stretch often and enjoy the run.