The multiple events at the Melbourne Marathon Festival present challenges at different levels for all, from experienced athletes to first time runners.
Some of our health care and management team at Physioworks are using the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon to get fit for summer. And many of our clients are preparing for one of the events at the Marathon festival.
Here a couple of Pre-Event Tips from our Exercise Physiologists Brooke DeHey and Jude Hewavasam to help you to reach your event goal.
- Strength Training: Do not stop strength training simply because you are training for the marathon. You need strength for running & strength will impact on your muscular endurance. So keep lifting those weights (in moderation)& continue with strengthening exercises, especially for lower limbs.
- Routine: Aim to run your longest training runs at the same time of the day as what the marathon will be run at. Reasons being: This prepares your body for such running early in day, you learn your toileting times, how much you need to eat for breakfast pre race.
‘That Long Run’: Instead of always focusing on that long run for the week, spread your weekly mileage over the week. This will increase recovery time between runs enabling increased effort & intensity of sessions. This can have similar fitness effects as that ‘long run’ & decreases your risk of injury.
Stuck with your training? Need program advice? Head into one of our clinics and see the Physioworks Exercise Physiology team for some training advice, motivation & education.
Pulling up sore from running? Are you running correctly or as efficiently as you could? Head into our clinics and see our Exercise Physiology team today for a running assessment & running strengthening program.
Our ‘Melbourne Marathon Squad Rate’ applies to all treatments across all our clinics and is applicable to every event at the festival to be held on Sunday October13. Just provide your entry registration number to reception to be eligible for your 10% discount on treatments pre and post event.
Keep on eye on our website and Facebook page for more tips in the lead up to the event.