Or, more likely, you are burrowing your head in the sand and thinking you’ll start worrying about it nearer the time.
If you are a beginner, or someone returning to running after a long break, NOW is the timeto start training if you are doing the marathon or the half. Here’s why..
1. It’s warmer, there is less rain (yes, really) and more likelihood of blue skies at this time of year.
And that means it’s more likely that you will feel like getting out the door to run. Wait until later in the year when it’s cold and wet, and when you have not yet felt ‘the runner’s high’ which makes you run in all weathers, and finding the motivation to start will be far harder.
2. To avoid the ‘Eeek, I’ve not started training,’ horror that hits in January
The Brighton Marathon is so far away, for most new runners it does not feel like a reality until often it’s too late. All of a sudden it is Xmas.
And even then, you’re likely to think, ‘Oh well, I may as well wait until after Christmas so I can start afresh when I’m stopped drinking.’
Then, it’s January and if you’re a beginner, or even an intermediate, that is way, way too late and will almost certainly end in injury because of the demands you will put on your body with the excessive volume of training you will need to do.
Start now, and you will be able to build gradually so it will seem achievable and your body will be ready for it.
3. It’s fun. Why put off what hundreds of Fitbitch runners do every week, not out of obligation or to adhere to some attempt to lose weight. But simply because it leaves them feeling good. (although, it does help you shape up too, which can’t be bad.)
Think about setting yourself a ‘stepping stone’ race, like the Brooks 10k which will help lay the foundations, not only of your running strength but your confidence too.
Our eight week training package starts THIS WEDNESDAY. Details here.
From there you can join our 12 weeks to Brighton Half group, or our 22 week Brighton Marathon group which starts when that group finishes.
Details, prices and booking information for these groups will be posted this week here.
Any questions, please get in touch with Rachael on 07855 742195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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