Hey [fname], are you Employing Good "Training
Practices" Before your Next Race?
be a good athlete you must have good training practices. Training practices
are more than just what you do on the track; they involve how you live your
day to day life.
- Seeking out someone with more experience then you is always a good idea.
There is no sense re-inventing the wheel when someone has already tested
several methods and can save you a lot of time leading to greater efficiency
in your training.
Open - A huge part to becoming an experienced athlete is to keep
your mind open, both to new ideas and to feedback. Request feedback.
Recognize that you donít know everything and that you can learn a lot from
those who are more experienced.
it slow - Set reasonable goals. If youíre a twice a week runner,
donít expect to make the upcoming Olympics. Reasonable goals will keep you
mentally fit and motivated to keep training. If you try to take things too
quickly chances are you will get burnt out both mentally and physically.
Prevention - I donít know of any great athlete that hasnít
suffered a injury at one point in their career, and knows how devastating it
can be. An injury can put an end to a season or an entire career.
Be smart in your running training to best avoid injuries. This can be
accomplished by using the right equipment. Why take the risk of training in
running shoes when itís recommended to buy new ones every 6 months?
If new shoes still don't help, look at custom
arch supports to keep your arch and heel protected as well as supported.
Proper warm up and cool downs, can greatly decrease your risk of injury. Not
warming up is like driving a car really hard without giving it a
tune up. Your
playing with fireworks. This can involve jogging to warm your muscles up,
stretching and other mobility drills to make sure you are ready to begin
your training session.
Your Body - Overall good nutrition and feeding your body the
right foods so it has reserve energy for your runs and races is key.
As you run more often and progress many people work with a
sports nutrition coach to help them develop daily meal plans and
nutrition goals, hydration strategies, and race/game day nutrition plans to
optimize their performance.
If you take these things into consideration I have no doubt that you will
have success in what ever it is you are training for. [NMM]
if you would, please help support our sponsors for this year's race, thanks!
Our local Noblesville sponsors (you see their ads in this email and on our
websites) help make this event possible with their
sponsorship fees and donations to the Noblesville Mini Marathon.
When you read this email and articles on our
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if there are one or more companies that could be of help to you in your
There are direct links to each of our Sponsor's website where all you have
to do is click on them and you can see and learn more about what they do and
Noblesville is a great community that is made up of wonderful people and
businesses that employ thousands. It's a great combination - living
AND working in Noblesville and we want to support the businesses that help
make that happen each day!
Thanks in advance for your help & support. You can look to the right
and scroll down to the bottom of this email to
see the most current advertisements from our sponsors! [NMM]