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Training for Marathons in March

February is the perfect time to ensure you are on the right track if you are considering any of the upcoming marathons in March:

  • Sunday 1st March: The DendRod Cedaro 1y Park Urban Run has a 50km ultra marathon, 42km marathon, 21.1km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 2km events.
  • Sunday 1st March: Gordonvale Half Marathon, 10km & Family Fun Run, Queensland.
  • Sunday 1st March: The Orange Colour City Running Festival has 2km Junior Dash, Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km run/walk events.
  • Sunday 8th  March: The Port Macquarie Running Festival has a half marathon, 10km, 5km and 4km running and walking events.
  • Sunday 15th March: The Darlington Half Marathon and 8km is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club.
  • Sunday 22nd  March: The Nerang State Forest 9km, 17km, 25km and 50km Trail Race is in the Gold Coast, Queensland

There are so many different runs across Australia in March and now is a great time to consider entering one – and training for it! If you have never completed a marathon or long race before, you could try doing a run/walk mix for 5km. There are many different options, whether you are an experienced runner or not. If you have not started training, there are a few things to consider:

  • Diet – Are you incorporating the right foods into your diet to ensure you are fueling your body correctly?
  • Hydration- Are you hydrating before and after exercise correctly?
  • Exercise – What type of training are you doing currently? Are you doing enough training to complete a 5km run?
  • Stretching – Are you ensuring you are stretching enough?
  • Trainers – Are you training with the optimum footwear to prevent injury?

If you are considering completing an event in March, ensure you are getting the right balance of exercise and rest as well as monitoring your diet in the weeks ahead. Consider speaking with a personal trainer at your gym to help get you prepared!

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