We’re just a few days away from the London Marathon 2015 – Legs will wobble, there will be sweat, tears and knowing our luck rain but to make sure you’re ready to don your running shoes and/or novelty costume here are our top tips to get you ready!
Your body is about to experience the extremes of long distance running which include fun things like muscle tears, fatigue and dehydration so make sure you’re sleep savvy! 8 hours minimum is recommended to keep you feeling fresh and rested.
Make sure you nourish your body with something wholesome that will stick with you for the length of the marathon. Vogel’s toast with it’s seeds and grains will give you that slow release energy, top with some peanut butter for extra good fats and protein and you’re on to a winner!
There is nothing worse than losing a nail along the way so make sure you trim your tootsies the night before your race – think neat and short with no sharp bits.
Confused about how much water you should be drinking before, during and after your marathon? Many experts, now recommend exercisers to drink only when they are thirsty – not as a strategy to prevent dehydration so just sip when you feel the need.
If all else fails, take advise from the oldest runner in this year’s London Marathon, 89 year old Paul Freedman “Get behind a nice bum and go from there!”