Ignite Your Inner Marathoner With ProForm
iFit member, Ari, has taken her first step in preparing for her very first race with her purchase of Pro 5000 treadmill.
“You guys! I did something crazy and signed up for a 13.1 mile race. Not going to lie, my max right now is about 3 miles. It was one of those moments where I got pumped about it and now I’m like…WHAT WAS I THINKING!?
So excited for our new ProForm treadmill and my personal coach through iFit to help me get ready for my race! I can run the Boston Marathon on here (so maybe I’ll try to run the first 3 miles of it and then slowly work my way up to half of the Boston! haha) But really, I’m excited for the challenges they offer to help me build endurance and get ready for this race. Here we go! If you have training tips, please please drop them below! “– Ari
Preparing For The Marathon
Running a marathon tests your limits physically and mentally. So, it’s a good idea to have these tips in mind before you get started:
Know Your Limits
A marathon consists of 26.2 miles, so there is a possibility of injuries to arise. Understand where your fitness level currently stands and work up from there. Be sure to consult a physician before starting your training program.
Try and give yourself enough time to properly train for the marathon. Take preventative measures and allow your body the time to adjust to a marathon training regime.
Starting out small with shorter races will prepare you for your main goal, a marathon. This way, you’ll have a clearer idea of what to expect before, during, and after the race.
Marathon Training Programs With iFit
Now that you have a better understanding of how to get started, it’s time to get your marathon training plan organized. iFit has multiple series of marathon training available to iFit members. For beginners, try the Intro to Running with Zac Marion in Australia. This 6-week program will include five workouts a week – working on your mobility, speed, and endurance all the while taking in the incredible views of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.
Once you get comfortable with your running form and fitness level, amp up to the series Boston Marathon with Ashley Paulson. This 5-part series will guide you on the famous course of the oldest marathon in history.
Even after the marathon has come and gone, don’t let yourself lose out on all the progress you’ve made. There are many other training programs available on iFit that will keep you fit and running for a long time to come!
For a complete marathon training list, sign into your iFit account and get started today!
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Ari was compensated with a treadmill for her honest review. Opinions are solely those of the individuals, and may or may not be shared by ProForm.