Want to run a marathon and vacation in Kauai, Hawaii? Why not decide to do Kauai’s Third Annual Marathon?!
We are 17 weeks away from Kauai’s 3rd Annual Marathon. If you are a runner, you are already on your way. If you are not a runner, it is getting close, but you may still be able to do this marathon on September 4, 2011. Get official marathon information from the website TheKauaiMarathon.com.
2010 marathon runner, running under a rainbow
Let me share with you how I did my training for my very first marathon. It’s really a pretty simple plan. Of course, it should go without saying that you need to check with your doctor before starting to confirm that you are healthy enough for any exercise program.
How to train for the marathon:
1. Start tomorrow by going outside and walk/jog for 20 minutes. If you are not a jogger, you will do much more walking than jogging, but that is just fine. Just keep moving for 20 minutes. Distance or speed doesn’t matter right now!
Here’s the benefit, if you do this everyday for 30 days, you will find that each day you will walk a little less and jog a little more, and at the end of 30 days, if you have done this faithfully, you should be able to jog two miles comfortably! Now you are a beginning runner, and you will be come addicted to what your body is able to do if you give it the opportunity.
2. At the end of your first month, if you are able to run the two miles comfortably, you can begin increasing the distance you go each day.
3. Try to alternate every other day doing a 2-3 mile day and a 4-5 mile day. After you have been adding a longer distance to each daily run, at about 12 weeks, you should be able to run about 15 miles with comfort.
4. If you can run 5-6 miles comfortable, try a longer run. One day try a slow, 10-12 mile run. Keep alternating between the 3 mile and the 6 mile running schedule, and try to add a 10-12 mile run one day each week. Take one day off! Don’t worry about your running time, just get your body ready to run longer distances.
5. Because we are already into May, there isn’t much time to develop the distance endurance, but if you have completed the 12 weeks of training for this marathon, you will still have 5 weeks to get your body used to slow runs at longer distances.
6. Make a commitment to start a jogging program. Remember, Kauai is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and so you can check off two of your life goals. Start your walking/jogging program tomorrow.
7. As the date gets closer, make a decision on whether you can be ready. Then go to the marathon website (TheKauaiMarathon.com) and register. There will also be a half marathon (13 miles), so if you can’t get ready for the full marathon, sign up for the half!
8. Book your hotel room or vacation rental home. Anywhere from Wailua, Lihue to Poipu will work pretty well for the early morning marathon.
9. Remember, I’m not a doctor, or an official coach. Always check with professionals for advice that fits your physical condition. I am just sharing with you how I got ready to run my first marathon. I was not an athlete, or even a jogger and following this simple running program, I completed my first marathon in just under 5 hours! Let me know if this program works for you!
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