Marathon Overtraining: tips to avoid it

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Marathon Overtraining: tips to avoid it

Are you in marathon melt-down?!

Don't panic! Just keep reading.

In case you hadn't's the month of March. In approximately 2 to 6 weeks, many runners will be heading to the start of their chosen marathon. It's the time when reality starts to hit home. It's really happening!

Yesterday, I had a lovely customer. (This in itself is not in the slightest bit unusual - we pride ourselves in having wonderful customers)... but I'm going off topic.

So, back to my customer.

As she walked into the shop, it didn't take a genius to see that she was feeling the pressure. Her lovely face was tense and her eyes showed mild panic.

She admitted that the London would be her first marathon, and that she was in melt down over it. She had caught a cold and had not been able to train for over a week.

Does this sound familiar?

What to do?

Believe it or not, (as long as you haven't picked up a serious injury), it's quite simple. This is when common sense comes into its own.

Press play to find out 2 top tips to get to the start line - happy and ready to run :)

As always, if you would like to share your top tip to beat the mad March training, please go ahead and leave me a comment in the box below.


All the very best,

This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. The exercises in the videos are ones we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises or advice, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

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