Running a marathon in your 40s is not an impossible thing to do, but you should know that it’s definitely different than running in your 20s or 30s. Here are a few things to keep in mind when training for a marathon during that time period of your life.
Don’t Skip Warm-Up
Doing some light stretches and exercises before the run for 5 to 10 minutes is extremely important in order to warm up the muscles for running, and to avoid running injuries.
Choose The Right Program
Most people think that marathon training is just about going for a run a few times a week or whenever you can. However, running a full marathon is not an easy thing to do and you should achieve this goal as safely as possible. For that reason, it’s best to find a marathon training program that suits your needs and combines running with other workouts like stretching and strength training.
Don’t Skip The Cool-Down
Just like the warm-up, cooling down is an important part of the workout that you shouldn’t skip, because it’ll bring your heart rate back to normal slowly and relieve your muscles after a heavy workout.