Where to begin

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When signing up for an event, the majority of people fall into two categories:

  1. Super motivated, trainers on, out the door with no real direction. This can often relate in over-training, and unfortunate injury.
  2. ‘I’ll start next week’ or ‘worry about it closer to the time’. This leads to either cramming in the training (again, often getting injured), feeling under-prepared and often not enjoying the event.

Neither of these ideal. Firstly, don’t rush. Here are some things to think about, which will help you with your journey.

So, go to a running shop and get some advice on footwear from a professional. Don’t listen to a lot of the spiel, try on a number of pairs and go for comfort! Be consistent with your training, your nutrition, and your lifestyle.