4 Tips for Beginner Endurance Athletes From a Seasoned Veteran

December 23, 2015

4 Tips for Beginner Endurance Athletes From a Seasoned Veteran

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Overtraining can be counterproductive to your progress, so always listen to your body and understand the signs it’s giving you.
  • If you’re serious about taking your endurance training to the next level, it is imperative that you get help from outside sources, such as a coach.

In life we all make mistakes, but if you can harness the ability to learn from your mishaps you will be able to do things you never thought imaginable. Furthermore, if you are able to learn from other people's mistakes, it is even better. Julie Warren is an endurance athlete, who will complete an Ironman race in just five months. She has made numerous mistakes throughout her career, some miniscule, some huge, all of which she has learned from.

Not every person is cut out for the physical demand that your body will undergo when training for an endurance event, but those who are, take these four tips from a pro who has been through it all.

  1. Any new routine or equipment should be introduced to your training slowly; there’s no need to rush and risk a terrible workout or an injury.
  2. Invest in a running coach; the personalized training plan and advice from a professional can be invaluable.
  3. Never leave out strength and HIIT when training for an endurance event.
  4. Always listen to the signs your body is giving you and allow proper time to recover or risk seeing diminished returns.

Original Article: Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 3 - What I Didn’t Know, BreakingMuscle.com, 12/18/15


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