Here are some training tips and a suggested training schedule for you…
- Wear running shoes or sneakers and socks. Proper footwear helps prevent foot problems.
- Run/walk with a friend. You can encourage each other that way. Talk while you run/walk so that you can maintain the perfect pace. Don’t forget to breathe!
- Stretch before and after your run. Stretching helps prevent injuries. After your run, when your muscles are warmed up, it’s a good idea to hold each stretch for 20 seconds. Don’t bounce around… stretching should be gentle and feel good.
- Drink water! Water helps muscle do their work. It’s important to be well-hydrated an hour before your run, and don’t forget to fill the tank back up after your run.
- Get plenty of sleep. Just like your brain, your muscles need rest so you can keep running/walking every day.
- Eat your fruits and veggies. Are you eating a well-balance diet? Ask your parent or teacher for tips on good foods that will help fuel your body.
Suggested Training Schedules –
- Decide how many miles you can manage to run/walk each week
- An average pace to run one mile is 15 minutes
- An average pace to walk one mile is 20 minutes
- Ask your parent or teacher to help you set your running goals. But it’s up to you to meet your goal!
Suggested Training Schedule – 3 miles per week
- Run/walk 1 mile three times a week, or Run/walk a 1/2mile six times a week.
- Start date in order to complete 25 miles before the Kids Marathon: MARCH 31st
Suggested Training Schedule – 4 miles per week
- Run/walk 1 mile four times a week
- Start date in order to complete 25 miles before the Kids Marathon: APRIL 15th