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