- Be patient and don’t try to do too much too soon or you could end up injured or get fatigued and burnt out. Make sure you include a full rest day in your weekly plan to give your muscles, bones and ligaments time to recover and repair.
- Gradually build up the mileage and aim for key races. Try not to race too often or your performance will suffer and you won’t achieve your full potential. Consider some races as training runs so can keep doing your hard training weeks then rest for your target races.3.
- Introduce interval, tempo and fartlek runs into your training to help improve your race times and include stretching and strength workouts in your training plan.
- Eat healthy foods and get plenty of sleep to help your body recover and repair.5.
- Consider cross training activities such as swimming or cycling to help build endurance and strength to help prevent injuries.