Training plan for BigMAC SPORT race - download here.
Congratulations, you have just made a decision that will greatly improve your life and the best thing is that your training will be an enjoyable part of your week.
The aim throughout your training program is not to overdo things, listen to your body. You will not need a heart rate monitor with this program, you will be using The RPE Scale (the rate of perceived exertion). The scale is there as a guide and for each person, your exertion rate will be individual to you.
It is also important while training to keep yourself hydrated and to make sure you are eating the right foods to fuel your body. Water is a must and energy drinks can also help. Make sure to include plenty of carbohydrates to give you energy and protein to build and maintain muscle. During your training, try different foods to see what best works for you. Some suggestions: mueseli bars, fig rolls and bagels. Gels are also useful on race day but make sure you try anything you might use on race day well before hand so that you know it works for you.
BabyMAC and other beginner race enthusiasts
And for beginner runners who are taking on the BabyMAC challenge, follow our 12 week BabyMAC training schedule: here
Best of luck everyone, stay injury-free during training and see you on race day.