Expert Author: Julee Mitchelsin
I love talking with people who are considering running a marathon. I think it is one of the best things that someone can do with their life and health. It is quite funny, however, to sit down with someone that is considering running a marathon to see what their plan of preparation is for their big run. Quite often people have no real plan for preparation.
Expert Author: Masni Rizal Mansor
Did you ever wonder why there are so many types of running shoes and athletic footwear styles? The main reason is to avoid foot injuries by creating a shape and style of shoe that is appropriate for different sports and activities.
Expert Author: Jeff Miles
Having a coach to see and guide you through a competition is not enough to be an ace athlete. Someone must coach you until you reach mastery. That someone ought to be a real athlete himself, coached or "fathered" through a long process by a qualified "father" in athletic training.
Its been a long time since I raced in Kona, but I don't believe the Ironman-Hawaii course has changed all that much. The swim course I'm sure, is much the same as it was back in the early 80's. Its truly unforgettable. Water so warm, that wetsuits are unnecessary. Tropical fish to marvel at for pretty well the length of the entire course. Water so clear, the bottom is clearly visible. The better to see the scuba divers sitting on the ocean floor, waving at you.
What scares you the most about your upcoming ironman race? What's your fear-factor? As fit as a person is going into the first career Ironman, the fear-factor is in the equation as the big day creeps ever closer. As cool and confident as many participants may appear, there is almost always something that fills them with a certain amount of misgiving and anxiety.
Expert Author: Michael Hanna
Now the dust has - just - settled on the streets of the London Marathon let's spare a thought for all those non-runners. Even before the race start, competition was keen with over 50,000 disappointed applicants unable to take part and the situation is no different across all the World Marathon Majors.
As you start out on the ironman-marathon you will most likely experience several different emotions. I used to find it very difficult at times to convince myself to leave the run-transition area. After a long hard bike it often feels that finishing the marathon distance would be next to impossible. It is at this point in the race that your determination and reslove may truly be tested. This is where the term "ironman" begins to have meaning.
There are several run-equipment choices I feel can help you quite a lot in your quest for your first Ironman Trathlon finisher medal. For your first Ironman the run-equipment you choose can make a big difference in how you perform on the day. The clothing you choose will make a difference to your comfort level on race day.
Training diets come in dozens of shapes and sizes. It will just make you crazy! Trying to figure out what to eat and what not to eat. Especially when you start doing some serious training and you are HUNGRY when you get home. Well the good news is that I've tried pretty well all of the major diets over the years(and some not so major)and can cut out much of the guesswork for you. And no, I don't have a degree in nutrition.
Expert Author: Julee Mitchelsin
A marathon is the ultimate dream for many runners. People who have been running for years and some that have never run a day in their life love the idea of finishing a marathon. There seems to be something magical about the concept of a marathon, almost as if it seems super-human to compete in one or even to complete one.
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