Walking Fitness for a Marathon
We all need exercise but when walking a marathon the walking fitness is the main concern to keep us health and fit for the long walk ahead. Most marathons are about 26.2 miles. A long walk and you’ll be on your feet for a very long time.
Before training, you’ll need to have a coach who knows how to train for, the marathon to make your plans and goals come true. He or she will help you train and get fit along with encouraging you along the way.
Training to fitness and adopting your body for the long distance ahead takes a long time and a plan needs to be done to keep you working and pushing yourself to get through. Applying stress to your body is achieving your goal.
Your feet need to be trained as well as the body. Make sure you have running shoes to wear they are the best for long distance walking and will help to keep your feet healthy with less injury to your feet. Your feet have to get used to standing and being on them for as long as it takes to complete the marathon. Take it slow giving your feet and body rest and recovery time to make the changes they are facing in order to prevent and injuries.
You’ll have to do a lot of different stretches and strengthening exercise with and without weights. It takes a good strong and healthy body to walk a marathon. While training, you’ll be walking 5 days a week and two day of cycling or aerobics.
It takes much calories for the long walk ahead to keep your body in good shape and healthy. Train the body to store more carbs and burn fat for energy by taking long slow walks. Walking at the same pace, you’ll be doing in the marathon.
At the end of your training period, you need your rest time of about two weeks before the marathon.
Giving your body and mind time to recharge and let the carbohydrates load up so the muscles can fill up with the highest possible amount. The carbohydrates are your stored calories and the burning fat is your energy. Walking is the # 1 exercise now and it is growing more for any different illness, keeping the body and mind healthy. All age groups are walking and more are turning to marathon walking. Before the race, study the course. Know where the water and restroom stations are along the way. Make sure you know the line up time and start time; you want to be ready to go with the race starts.
After finishing a marathon race some people just plan want no more of it. Others get addictive and look forward to finding the next race to compete in. Most marathon racers have a goal just to get the finish line.
Before preparing for a marathon race get a check up by your physician and he says you are in good enough health to participate. You don’t want to have a heat stroke or hearth attack from doing something you’ve been want to accomplish for a long time.
Remember your goal is to stay healthy and fit and reach the finish line.
When walking to fitness to participate in marathons, you might want to consider joining the marathons for a good cause. In many areas, the city sets up walkathons. The programs are designed to bring in money to help fight breast cancer, leukemia, to help families who need money and so on. Anytime you walk for a good cause, it will inspire you to continue walking to fitness.