Pay Attention To Your Heart Rate Throughout The Process
If you have ever seen people run for a long time, you might catch them, placing two fingers on their neck or wrist. When they do this, they are checking on their heart rate to make sure it is beating as it should.
\While it will beat faster than usual, you do not want to find yourself with an irregular heart rate for an extended period as this is a sign that you are dehydrated, and your body can have an adverse reaction. You don’t want to become obsessed and take your heart rate every minute, but you do want to check it, especially if you don’t feel well.
Training and running in a marathon is not easy. Sticking to an exercise schedule, unless it is something you really love, is not easy. Whether you find yourself struggling with this new part of your life or not, you always need to take a step back and be proud of yourself.
When you complete your first day, congratulate yourself. When you complete your first week, give yourself a little reward. When you complete a part of your goal, reward yourself. Find healthy rewards and always look at how well you did at the end of the day. Even on your bad days, be proud of doing your best.
Where did we find this? Here are Our Sources:
“Blood Pressure Readings Explained.” Judith Marcin, Healthline. January 2018.
“Want to Turn Back the Aging Clock? Train for a Marathon.” David Thompson, U.S. News. January 2020.
“Ready For Your First Marathon? Training Can Cut Years Off Your Cardiovascular Age.” Allison Aubrey, NPR. January 2020
“Hey New Runners, Marathon Training May “Reverse” Aging (So Lace Up).” Ray Bass, Mind Body Green. January 2020.