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Monday, June 24, 2013

If you wanted to attempt to run a marathon, you wouldn’t just try and run 26 miles your first week, would you. Unless you are some sort of superman. It would be best to break your training up into measurable milestones to track your progress. Maybe the first week you could run a couple of miles to build some basic endurance and then you can add 2 to 3 miles weekly till you’ve built up enough stamina. Before you know it, you get over the training hump that allows you the capability to get to 26 miles. You find half way through your training going from 13 miles to 26 will be easier than the beginning. Your body has endurance now and much needed experience making it easier to reach your final target. In breaking down your venture, you need to have basic milestones for stage one. You want to push yourself hard of course, but you don’t want to exert too much pressure on yourself until you’ve developed resistance to your challenge. You need to adjust to your new state of mind and surroundings. Like the marathon trainee, you are just getting your feet wet, feel out the landscape, get totally comfortable with the new experience. Have in mind that stage one sets the platform, you can move at a faster pace through the other stages as you will have developed endurance and experience along the way, and of course valuable momentum.
The mental workout exercises are as following;

Why do people warm up before physical exercise or train before a marathon?