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Get Fuelled Up for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon '18- Marathon Training Tips for Beginners

How long does it take to get ready for a marathon? How can I go from couch to marathon? How long does it take to finish a 10K for a beginner?

Have you looked up these questions online recently, trying to prepare for the Hyderabad Marathon? Yep, it's not difficult to spot a marathon newbie. Fear not though, because Fast&Up, Hyderabad Marathon's official electrolyte partner, has got you covered!

Fast&Up is gearing up for the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2018, which is all set to take place on 25th and 26th August, 2018. The second largest marathon of India, AHM is considered to have one of the most challenging and difficult routes, which can make it intimidating for a beginner.

Every runner has a different regime, a unique routine which helps them prepare for the marathon, and with all your training done, here are a few tips to make sure you run like a pro and have loads of fun doing it!

The day before the Race

With your training complete and a day to go, you are likely going to be full of adrenaline, but the best thing you can do is take it easy. A day or two before the run, it is best to focus on relaxation and working out the sore muscles. Stretching and a light jog is recommended as it can help with the muscle soreness.

Avoid an intense workout session or run, and definitely do not try any new moves a day before the race. You don't want to injure yourself.

Remember to Reload

Staying hydrated is another point that one should always keep in mind. Hydration is an important part of marathon training. Drink lots of fluids, eat fruits and veggies having a high water content, avoid alcohol and heavy food. Eat healthy light meals packed with nutrients.

Get Fuelled Up for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon A smart, convenient way to stay hydrated is with Fast&Up Reload. With its hypotonic formula containing electrolytes, minerals and vitamins, it keeps you hydrated and replenishes all the essential salts your body needs. Stay energized throughout the day and during the run with Fast&Up Reload. Click here to know more.

Pace yourself

It is always tempting to run like The Flash in the starting of a marathon and overtake others. But if you're running this fast or this far for the first time, it is unlikely you will be able to hold the pace for 42.1 kms. Go steady, so that you can pick up your pace in the final stages of the marathon. This is also important to remember so that you don't injure yourself.

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Get Fuelled Up for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Don't compare yourself to others

You have spent the last few weeks training hard for the marathon, you know what the best thing to eat before your run is, you know which shoes fit you best. On the morning of the run, you might meet participants who swear by eating bananas before the run, or participants who will try to convince you that their routine is the only one that's worth following.

Remember every runner is different. The worst thing you can do is make last minute changes to your routine. The same goes for changing your pace during the run just because you want to be the fastest. Follow what's best for you, stick to your pace and just enjoy the run.

Some tips to make sure you Have Fun

Weeks of training, eating healthy, daily workout sessions, you've done it all to make your first marathon a success. But it all comes down to one thing, you must ENJOY and CELEBRATE your run. Your first Hyderabad Marathon only happens once. So be your own biggest cheerleader, keep your main goal finishing instead getting caught up in time goals and use the nervousness to fuel yourself.

Don't forget to visit our Fast&Up booth at the Airtel Hyderabad marathon 2018, where you can try our various products. If you visit us after your run, we can help you have the perfect recovery with Fast&Up Recover. Curious? Click on this to find out what is Fast&Up Recover. Get Fuelled Up for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Vatsalya Khanna

-Expert and Writer