The beginning – November 2010
I am 32 – reasonably fit a qualified Sports scientist and Physiotherapist – and spend a lot of time treating and advising people with regards their training. Recently a friend of mine asked me if I’d like to join him in entering the Inverness marathon – having never run one before – I felt it was time I should knuckle down, and make the science of training for a marathon a personal experience. I think running is a great pursuit – but recurrently see people adopting poor training techniques – running too far too soon – using the wrong equipment and in the worst cases simply winging it. There are many regimes available on the internet etc. – most of which just suggest – run run run – no matter what technique faults you have – over the coming weeks and months I will document the tests used to assess my ability, and the stretches and strengthening exercises I adopt to help me adapt to the 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards).