Little did I know when I took the Core Mas CEO and current USTAF Degree I coach Matt Repak out for his first high school cross country run that he would end up running for Arizona State College versus UCLA’s Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2009 ING New York City Marathon.
Because finishing from ASU, Repak has been training, distance runners, leading Core Mas– a 503 (c) non-profit group dedicated to all runners of all degrees, and heading-up the training program for the IMS Arizona Marathon on February 19, 2012.
Because graduating from ASU, Repak has actually been training, distance runners, leading Core Mas– a 503 (c) non-profit group dedicated to all runners of all levels, and heading-up the training program for the IMS Arizona Marathon on February 19, 2012.
Marathon Training Update:
Repak and I have actually both been training, distance runners over the last 10 years; however, he is the marathon professional with a PR of 2:42, so here are his pointers to running an effective marathon.
The Weird Thing About Marathon Training
According to Repak, stretching with a combination of static and vibrant stretches is the last part of injury prevention that will make marathon training easier on the body.
Repak states that he has not found any sort of wonder diet that works and every year there appears to be a different one out there. Runners need to just balance carbohydrates for fuel, protein for injury avoidance, and healthy fats to remain the body in balance.
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Based on your physical fitness needs, Repak suggested numerous training programs to help runners build on their fitness.
By nature, marathon runner needs to have strong, resilient muscles that can maintain pace for hours.
In Repak’s program, he recommended that runners require weightlifting about 2x a week with low weight and high reps to develop long, lean muscles together with basic boosting 2x a week. Cross training with other activities ought to be performed in moderation due to the fact that as a runner ends up being more severe and specialized, other activities like basketball or soccer increase your chances of getting hurt given that they are rough on the legs.
Further, running in a group allows you to talk with other runners to preserve a continuous pace in contrast to running with earphones. Repak said that hearing music while running does not allow you to hear your steps and breathing, and could result in running rises that may become more draining on your body.
Healing is Your Key to Success Successful ultra marathon training takes half as much running as you could expect. In short, you have to be taking at least one day off between long runs to recover. Your body heals so it is ready for the next workout when you are resting. Healing is the key to your ability to improve your race times along with extend your running to Ultramarathon ranges.
When I did not fulfill my half-marathon split, I picked-up the pace too much to make-up lost time that I had to walk mile 17 and 18.