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VHI Women’s Mini Marathon – Our Top Tips for Training Safely

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon – Our Top Tips for Training Safely


With only a few weeks left until the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon it’s time to really think about training safely for this event. Here are some tips to help you get the most of this event:

  • Keep hydrated: this event will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday the 1st June at 2pm. Given the time of year and the time of day that this event takes place, the temperatures could be soaring. It’s important to drink enough water before the start of the race and at the water stops located at 4km and 7km. This will help to keep you hydrated and may help speed up recovery.
  • Build up your training gradually: A good training programme will build up gradually and allow enough time for you to adapt to increased distance. In general don’t add any more than 10% to your training programme per week. Many apps such as the run double app can help you plan your training safely.
  • Eat well, train well: Food is the fuel your body uses to undertake exercise and eating right will help you to train better. Make sure to eat a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats to fuel your running.
  • Remember to warm up: A brisk walk to the start line or a light jog can help warm up the body and prepare for the more strenuous exercise of the race. This may help to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Enjoy It: This is a fun event that raises a lot of money for charity. You’ve put in hard work training for the event, when the day comes, let your training kick in and just enjoy the event.

If you need any other advice on training for this or any other event, feel free to contact the clinic for further information.

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