Are you struggling to get yourself ready for that 10k marathon? Well who better to help you out than the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history, Mo Farah.
After the release of his DVD documentary Mo Farah: No Easy Mile earlier this month, Mo Farah has been sharing his top 10 tips on how to tackle what may be seen by some as a grueling 10k marathon.
What better person than the Olympic gold medalist and record holder to help whip you up into shape. He is speaking from experience so naturally we’ve been listening and taking notes – here’s what the master of running recommends…
1. No new shoes – Farah advises against wearing a new pair of trainers, especially on the day of a major event because you can get blisters and this will affect your running.
2. Eat well – especially the night before the race.
3. Hydrate – drink plenty of water.
4. Pace yourself – don’t go too hard, pace yourself then go strong at the end of the race and give it all you’ve got.
5. Wear the right gear – don’t wear a lot of layers as you get hot while you run.
6. Stay motivated – think about how hard you have worked – this is your moment, enjoy it!
7. Warm up – stretch well, you don’t want to pull a muscle.
8. Cool down – just as important as warming up, you don’t want to get stiff.
9. Increase training slowly.
10. Just do it – if you’re going to run, run like Forrest Gump.
Watch full tip video, here’s how Mo recommends your whip yourself up into shape for a big 10k run.
Watch documentary trailer…
Mo Farah: No Easy Mile now available on DVD and online streaming.