Has the Flying Pig inspired you to run a marathon, but you don’t know where to start? Cincinnati’s own past Pig winner and Olympic Trial Qualifier, Amy Robillard, offers some advice to those moms out there hoping to complete the bucket list goal of completing a marathon.
What tricks do you have for those who love to run, but by nature, it isn’t in their genes?
What advice would you have for both the newbie and seasoned marathon runner or what schedule seems to work best for first timers and seasoned runners?
Stick to your plan and pace. A lot of runners get sucked into the hype and excitement and go out way too fast leading to nightmare scenarios. Also, get to the start with plenty of time to park, use the bathroom and get into the corral.
What would you suggest leading up to the race?
Any tips on supplements during the race or training? Should you take anything else with you?
What about recovery?
Do you suggest cross training and how?
The Pig is pretty impressive and intimidating; what would you say to anyone wanting to run but is afraid of our local marathon?
Couch potato to marathon runner – how much time would you suggest to build up to the marathon?
What if a person can’t invest in a personal trainer?
What would you suggest, based on your training, for a week spread of training?
This depends on the runner’s schedule and life demands, but the most common one you’ll hear or read about looks like this:
- Off day
- Workout run day
- Recovery run
- Mid week long run
- Speed session run
- Long run (generally sat/sun)
- Cross train day