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Marathon Essentials

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If you’ve ever run a marathon or any race, for that matter, you would know that there is a lot more to running than meets the eye. There is an art to running a marathon that demands training, planning, and skilled execution. Without adhering to a formalized plan, your experience running a marathon is sure to be a disaster that will leave you sore, and you will likely never want to run a marathon again! So, what are the necessary checkboxes to tick before we kick-off this running season?

Let’s outline the list of essentials you will need to ensure that you conquer the challenge ahead of you and deliver your very best.

Shoes
Why are running shoes so important? Inappropriate shoes can make your running experience miserable. It can cause hip and knee pain, Achilles tendonitis and a host of other maladies. So, for the most pleasurable run without the consequences of injury, opt for running shoes that fit you perfectly!

Training Plan
Setting out a detailed training plan, at least 6 weeks before the race, that is adjusted to your capabilities will allow you to gradually increase your endurance, and prepare you for the race. You can start small, and slowly work your way upwards. The important thing is consistency in adhering to the training plan, and you will eventually conquer the circuit!

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Electrolytes
Electrolytes play a critical role in regulating your body’s water levels and therefore you must replenish them instantly after sweating. For efficient replenishment, you can rely on the official energy drink of the Tata Mumbai Marathon- Fast&Up’s Reload- an effervescent electrolyte hydration drink that is also a favorite of elite cricketers like Mayank Agarwal.

Running Gait
Whether you're a running newbie or a marathoner, this could make a huge difference in your training. Essentially, your gait is your manner of moving on foot. Understanding your gait is a very useful tool for helping you run more adeptly. Now that you know a little more about how you run, use that info to your advantage. It can help you run longer, stronger, and injury-free.

Nutrition
Optimum nutrition is fundamental for ideal performance. However, nutritional gaps often arise, even with a healthy balanced diet. To fill in those pesky gaps that arise you can depend on Fast&Up’s complete daily nutrition to fulfill nutritional requirements, which is recommended by celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija, so you can deliver your best when it truly matters.

Preparation is key to running a marathon. Remember these running essentials and you will soon be ready to perform and prevail on race day. Keep running, and keep conquering challenges. Onwards and upwards!