Fall is an awesome time to start running! For new runners, the cooler temperatures mean a lower rate of perceived exertion (making it feel easier to cover longer distances). For more experienced runners, this time of year means a winding down of race season, and an opportunity to focus on improving form.
For me, the changing weather also generates excitement about setting goals for the following year's Pittsburgh Marathon! Registration is now open and November is a great point for first time marathoners and half marathoners to start training. With a 20-24 week plan, novice runners can easily train to complete the full 26.2 miles, while those with almost no running experience can be ready for the half marathon.
So, where should you go to get the plan and the support you’ll need? PittsburghRunner.com of course! We'll be spinning up a FREE training group for anyone running the full or half marathon, and even the weekend 5K.
All three plans will include:
Monday's can be rough! They're the first morning of the week and set a tone for the next five days. Roll over on the right side of the bed and you'll be ready to take the world by storm... Fall over the wrong side, and who knows where you'll land.
So, how can you be ready to crush Monday? Everyone's different, but here are a few tips I use to start every day on the right foot.
Ken Presutti is a certified ChiRunning instructor, ACE Personal trainer, Spinning instructor, and coach. This blog is a mix of new articles and posts from his original blog, Overkill is Underrated.