Fitness And Endurance
Not exactly sure how to start your fitness routine? Expert or novice runner, the OYM girls say to "strength train now" because it's better to have a program before marathon training starts, so soreness and fatigue won't interfere with your runs later on. Amen, ladies!
Simple advice for month one, according to the ladies: "If you don't run yet, start! Try one mile, three days a week."
Nutrition And Diet
Any marathon runner will tell you diet is just as important as exercise — but it's so much more than the food you eat. The ladies tell us to "start reading and experimenting with different supplements and brands." They are fans of Hammer Nutrition training supplements.
Whether or not this is your first or 15th marathon, attitude it everything. The gals recommend you ditch those wavering thoughts of "I hope I make it through this," because your body WILL hear you! Confidence is key.
Clothing And Accessories
Just because you see a hot shoe on the market, doesn't mean it's meant for you. The duo says to go to a store with an expert staff who can fit you for shoes. And because March can be a chilly month, make sure you plan for cooler weather. The gals suggest "a thermal-base layer and a wind shell on top for those chilly morning runs. There are several brands out there; find what fits you the best. We love our Nike Base Layers for warmth and wind shells to block the elements of the outdoors."