The most common reason to prepare for a marathon is personal growth. You might want to test your limits and challenge yourself. Others reasons are to lose weight, get healthy or raise awareness for a charity. Marathons are not a common race. A lot of preparation and will-power is required to prepare for a marathon.
It is the first and foremost question that comes to the mind before taking part in a marathon. Running for a marathon is completely different from running. You have to stop eating junk food, train hard and have to give up on your social life. Training hours might affect your meetings with friends or relatives. You might affect your knees while preparing for a marathon race. Long distance run damages the heart, affect arthritis and spine. Toenails too can break during a long run.
A marathon is a long event. You have to do a lot of things as a part of the preparation. The essential things that you might forget to carry are Photo ID, Phone Charger, iPod, and headphones. The basics things that you need to execute requires a clear and focused mind. Know what you need to do? Execute your plans. Give yourself a mental break. Take proper sleep ahead of a marathon race. Start running slow and then try to generate pace slowly and gradually. Make sure that to take walk breaks every 10 minutes.
You could be someone who practices morning walk or evening walk. Most of the people don’t even practice running but those who actually do are involved in running activities. They usually run for at least 1 to 3 kilometers every single day. However, a marathon is completely different from running.
Despite increasing level of pollution and deadly smog in the last few days Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has survived all of this and came out as a warrior. The marathon will take place Sunday morning, 19th November in the National Capital categorizing the runs into Half Marathon(21.097 km), Timed 10k Run (10km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Senior Citizens’ Run (4 km) and Champions with Disability run (2.2 Km).