For a lot of us achieving our personal best (PB) is a key focus when training for a marathon. Especially for anyone who enjoys running marathons or long distance races regularly.
I’m someone who focuses on being better every day, I always strive to improve and to outshine myself. It keeps me focused and motivated, ensuring I remain consistent with my training and that doesn’t just apply to marathon training but to my training as a whole.
This year I’ve been using the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch to keep a track of my timings. I’m obviously not going to run a whole marathon ahead of the big day, which means I won’t know if I can achieve my PB until the actual day itself. So, here is what I plan to do to get me as physically and mentally prepared as possible.
Train consistently and use my Connected Modular 45 smart watch to time my miles, ensuring I improve my speed as much as possible.
I have to make sure I stretch and mobilise my body, especially my hip flexors, quads and hamstrings. Last year towards the end of the race I could really feel the strain which slowed me down. I want to avoid this.
Fuel my body with the right balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins and minerals, whilst staying hydrated. This will ensure my body functions the best it can during training and rest days.
Despite putting all the necessary training techniques and methods into my preparation for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, it always comes down to the mind.
You’ve got to remain, strong, focused and motivated. Remind yourself of what you goal is, to beat your personal best and remember all that you have learnt during your marathon training.
Keep running, #DontCrackUnderPressure.
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