It’s always easy to say, “oh I can’t use these tips, I’m not a professional, which means I am not that fit”.
This is just a limiting belief. To prove that, here is Jules Wrinkler.
Mr. Wrinkler is an 80-year on man, and yes, he is still running a marathon with his trusty running shoes. In fact, he has been running them for more than a decade. So what are his tips for running a marathon? Well, thats what this article is all about.
Winkler was initially quite conscious and competitive when it came to time and performance. However, as time passed by, he found himself feeling rather disappointed in himself when he didn’t reach his time goals.
After he began his marathon career as a fund-raiser, he saw that the task of completing the marathon was more important than the time it took to complete it.
When you are a runner, your body speaks to you. The key is to listen and make sure that you are training according to what your body needs at that point in time. Winkler says that when he is on a run and feels pain, he will slow down or cut his run short.
The key is maintaining a healthy diet, but not be obsessive about it. Winkler says he believes in drinking a lot of water as well as eating a good amount of fiber. There are other foods that can be eaten on a daily basis which are also good for you, such as almonds, walnuts, fresh fruit and bread. Winkler also believes that eating junk food from time to time isn’t bad either.
Winkler says that he runs four days a week, and long runs on during the weekends. As much as run training is important, it is equally important to do cross training. This assists with body strength and agility.
Even after decades of running, Winkler believes that you can always learn more. From learning in the 70’s to becoming a coach himself, Winkler says he always reads anything he can find about running. “There’s always something new to learn,” he said.
The idea is to pace yourself through the marathon, and when you are about a football distance away from the finish line, pick up the pace. According to Winkler, he says it’s always important to finish strong and sprint across the finish line.
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