Training for Events
Take a look at how our previous runners have done it!
For all sporting and challenge events it's good to be generally healthy so that when you start training it isn't too much of a shock to the system! Obviously each individual event requires a different approach and amount of training so our guide is just nudge in the right direction. We have also put together a list of helpful links which will give you more detailed information.
Just remember you don't have to win your event for us to be impressed. Raising money for Kith & Kids is a victory in itself!
Plan Your Training
- Break the time down – it will all seem so much more manageable when you go week by week.
- Try and find a training plan that will suit your needs. Everyone is different and you may find that you have to try a few a different methods...
Eat and Drink Well
- You really are what you eat. The best way to succeed is to make sure you have a balanced diet. Remember if you are training hard you need to make sure that your food intake is enough!
- Don't forget the vitamins and minerals!
- Keeping hydrated is fundamental for any sporting or challenge event. Drink before, during and after your training!
- Sleep is key to making sure you stay healthy and alert!
- Make sure you have rest days – your body will be working hard so it deserves a break.
- Don't push yourself – if you feel a strain don't ignore it – it will just make it worse.
- If you are unsure at any point about your training or have an injury then consult a professional trainer or doctor!
- Virgin Money have come up with great ideas for training to run from 5K to a marathon, for all levels. Click here.
- A quick and easy running guide from Do it for Charity (one of our partners. Click here.
- Trekking advice from Do it for Charity. Click here.
- Another great guide from Do it for Charity for cyclists. Click here.
Food and Diet
- Advice for runners from Real Buzz. Click here.
- Some useful articles from Running Planet. Click here.
- How to prevent and treat common running injuries from WebMD. Click here.
- Good guide to running injuries from Runners Rescue. Click here.
- Preventing cycling injuries from Ezine Articles. Click here.