Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon Virtual Run, Comentario realizado el 13 febrero, 2022
To prepare for a successful marathon race, you have to train and condition your body to run long distances without too much stress. This will include learning how to breathe while running. Mouth-breathing isn't advisable, especially, in endurance races like marathons and ultras. You must learn to predominantly breathe nasally to improve oxygen intake and processing, as well as ATP production. A very important piece of advice that I give to would-be marathoners is that they should run, at least, one 20-mile or more distance each week while training, as this will help condition their body to tolerate such distances during a race. The body will learn if it is taught to endure long distances! Put it (the body) through the hoops and it will respond positively! Furthermore, taking a break from training one week before a scheduled marathon event is important. Also, eating a carbo-rich diet the evening before, and a good breakfast on the morning of the race is of paramount importance in ensuring a successful race.