For many new runners, the thought of running very long distances can be very intimidating. Often the thought of completing a single mile each day like Mark Zuckerberg is doing sounds close to impossible. For them, the idea of running 13.1 miles in a single stretch is inconceivable.
But training for a half marathon is a lot easier than it sounds at first. Remember, it all starts slowly and easily. Take this chart as an example.
In those first few weeks, the running is relatively small. Sure, you need to be beyond Zuckerberg lengths and already capable of running 3 or 4 miles, but it’s pretty easy to do.
All you need to do is follow a plan. Really. The 18-week chart above is your perfect guide to getting started.
Let’s look at a few things that might be holding you back.
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Finding an effective treatment for sciatic nerve pain relief can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Treatments that may work for some, may not necessarily work for you. Meanwhile, you may be suffering from mild to severe pain from the small of your back to the back of your thighs and legs. There are many pills, lotions and medications that are designed to give you quick relief, but many come with side effects and are used in possibly addictive dosages.
Yoga to the Rescue
Whenever the subject of yoga comes up most people think you have to be flexible to do it. The beauty of simple yoga stretches is that you don’t have to be flexible to gain the benefits of it. For those of you that are out of shape and want to change that, yoga is a good way to start.
On the other hand, yoga poses stimulated the production of the HGH (human growth hormone). In case you didn’t know, HGH is the main responsible for our heights and if you want to grow taller you should consider this aspect very strongly. To sum up all the above, yoga will help you correct your posture and will turn you into a taller person very fast.
Aim to do your high intensity workout to ten minutes, at the minimum. This will make the body produce HGH in a natural manner even after you finish yoga stretches your workout for hours.
Do these yoga postures whenever you feel you can’t sleep. You can do them before you go to bed every night. I do them when I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.
Get Out There and Get Going!
Now that you know what you need to work on, get busy! And while you saunter confidently through the holidays listen to the comments you get. If someone tells you how rested or glowing you look, they’re actually trying to figure out whether you’re pregnant (again) or have been nipped and tucked!
Or perhaps they choose to be direct when they ask what you’ve done to look so much younger, while they’re actually thinking they hate you for looking so good. Don’t worry, it’s alright to share your secrets with all of your well-meaning, albeit jealous friends!