This year, we are the proud sponsors of the New Zealand Women’s Half Marathon. It’s more than a race. It’s a celebration of women with strength. To get you marathon ready, we’re holding 6 weeks of FREE training for all fitness levels hosted by F45 Auckland’s Mia Carrie. We asked her top tips for sticking to a training schedule & her best advice for new runners.
TOP TIPS FOR STICKING TO A RUN TRAINING SCHEDULE:
“Plan at the start of the week what you would like to achieve. Whether it be time spent running or amount of kms you want to cover. Once it’s written down and put up on the fridge it’s locked in.”
“Make sure to start with what you can handle, you don’t want to go from zero to hero on day one. As you not only want to be walk the next day but also to be able to train again that week. You want to be able to steadily build up both pace and distance.”
BEST ADVICE FOR NEW RUNNERS:
– Make sure you have comfortable shoes to look after your feet and joints.
– Mix up your training with different locations and distances. Try to incorporate some other activities as well to not only keep it interesting but to also build strength in and around those muscles and joints that you will be needing to support while running.
– Have a good play list… It always helps to get a pep in your step, especially when you’re a bit tired.
CHANGES PEOPLE CAN EXPECT AFTER COMMITTING TO #RUNGIRLRUNCLUB:
“Running regularly will help contribute to increasing metabolism & improved circulation. While building lean toned muscle through your legs and glutes. An overall health and fitness improvement, and of course guaranteed good mood boost afterwards.”
HOW TO RECOVER POST-MARATHON:
– Number one would have be lots of hydration.
– Magnesium works wonders for muscles.
– Make sure to take some time to stretch / foam roll out any achy muscles.
– Rub in some anti-inflammatory if there are any niggles.
– Brunch is always my little treat after a race… once you have your appetite back that is!
Sign up for our FREE half marathon training here, starting on Tuesday 22nd May in Auckland CBD.