Training Snippets

  1. Build up distances and effort gradually over time
  2. Run as regularly as possible – but not too often
  3. Listen to your body
  4. Variety is the spice of life – don’t run the same routes at the same pace all the time
  5. Run off road as often as you can – a softer surface will reduce the impact on your joints
  6. Try to build a regular pattern to your training so your body and mind can accustom themselves
  7. Remember your muscles and joints need to recover from exertions – enjoy rest days
  8. Try a little cross-training on rest days – maybe swim or cycle or the gym
  9. Incorporate different types of training into your 1wk – 2wk training cycle – see later for ideas
  10. Record your training in a diary – a reminder of your achievements and encouragement to keep going !