What We Learned About Running a Marathon

At a BYU Wellness Well and Wise workshop, Exercise Science Professor Iain Hunter taught faculty and staff how to train for a marathon
BYU Exercise Science Professor Iain Hunter taught faculty and staff how to train for a marathon

At the BYU Wellness Well and Wise workshop yesterday, BYU Exercise Science Professor Iain Hunter taught faculty and staff how to train for a marathon, regardless of where you are starting. Here's a quick rundown of his advice:

  1. For beginners, run about two miles two or three times a week. After two weeks, add one mile to each run.
  2. A weekly "long run" is the most important run of your training.
  3. Always listen to your body because training can be hard on your tissues.
  4. Allow yourself plenty of time to recover after big races.