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Training Tips with Becky

The Countdown is on for the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon….

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Here are some tips to get Mini Marathon ready…

Meet Becky… 👋

Becky Wood is a Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist at the NRH and in her spare time she is Super Woman!  Becky has raced on many different terrains covering lots of distances from 800m to completing an Ironman. 

🚴 Since borrowing a bike and taking part in a charity cycle for the NRH Foundation in 2017 she has now gone on to become a world class Triathletem placing 2nd in her age group and 4th in the world at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships last year.  🏆

Becky even trained Michael, a NRH Staff Member, to get Dublin Marathon ready in 13 weeks, so he could take part and fundraise for the NRH Foundation. 🏃‍♂️

Whether you want to sprint or stroll or roll, here are Becky’s Top Tips to get started…

💚1. Set a routine:

Designate a specific time/s during your week as your workout time and think of it as a positive, not a chore! Enjoy the process of getting fit and fast!

💙2. Start small!

Make your first steps to training really simple that they are difficult not to accomplish. The key to a successful mini-marathon experience is not dramatic overnight success, it’s about creating momentum and staying consistent. Add max 10% to your runs/walk each week with the aim to be able to comfortably do 10k in training before the mini marathon.

🧡3. Measure the success of all your training:

Jump into a few Saturday morning park runs to feel yourself getting fitter and see the training paying off. Keep track of your progress and notice the trends. My bet is you will be getting faster and hitting your goals!

💚 4. Proper footwear:

Go to a running specialist store to find out what is the correct runner for you.

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