Training for the Big Run
Follow these 10 tips to make your next run your best and your farthest.
By Denise Mann
Reviewed By Charlotte Grayson
Whether you're eyeing a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or even a marathon, one thing is for sure -- your next race promises to be your farthest and your fastest.
Nervous? Excited? Don't know where to start? Don't fret, we are here to help. Follow our expert-approved, 10-step plan to train for your next long-run.
Step 1. Pick a race, any race.
"The first step is to pick the race that you want to enter," says fitness trainer Kathy Kaehler of Hidden Hills, Calif. "This way you have a date in mind, a time frame to train within and a goal," she tells WebMD. Find out about local races by visiting your local roadrunner's club. Not sure if you have one? Visit the Road Runner's Club of America website at http://www.rrca.org for a list of local clubs. Click on your state for a list of local races.
Step 2. Get a physical before you get physical.