If you've ever thought about one day running a marathon but just haven't really been able to get yourself out there and do it there's no better time than the present! Just because you've never actually ran a marathon before doesn't mean you can't do it now. If your running experience amounts to nothing more than light jogs around your home don't let that get in your way. Not all marathon runners are experienced runners who've been running marathons for years.
For a lot of them, their experience level might be just the same as yours. It takes a lot of work and determination to enter your name into a marathon race. Instead of spending all day at your cubicle in your office, why not start looking into ways you can train yourself for a marathon? The best way to learn to run and train yourself for a marathon is by taking a running class.
You might be thinking to yourself that you already know how to run so why take a class on running? Well, running classes aren't just about teaching you how to run. They're about training your body to run for certain types of events or distances and making sure you have a proper running technique and form. Many recreational runners who run around their neighbourhood are doing damage to their bodies but don't even know it.
Taking a how to learn to run class will not only train you on how to run for a marathon but it will also teach you a wide range of injury prevention techniques. Many first time runners just lace up their running shoes, head out the front door and run. Unbeknownst to them is that they might not have the proper footwear in place, might not be properly hydrated, or they didn't take the time to stretch before running, which are all very important aspects of running.
Injury is a very common occurrence for runners and about 65% of runners every year get injured during the course of a run in six common areas: the shin, the calf, the knee, the foot, the Achilles tendon and the iliotibial band. Hurting yourself while running can be as painful as getting a root canal from your dentist. If you can prevent something like that from happening why wouldn't you want to take a class that will teach you how to prevent injuries? Not to mention that you will also get proper technique and form tips in addition to learning how to train yourself to run a marathon.