Never underestimate the importance of training before your fundraising challenge – it is imperative that you follow a strict regime in the run up to your event to get the maximum benefit and build up your strength and stamina so you can really enjoy your run, trek or cycle!
- Start slow and build up to longer distances and faster speeds.
- Eat well – dieticians recommend that we eat five helpings of vegetables, salad or fruit every day and plenty of complex carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread, pasta, brown rice, beans, peas and lentils. When training, eat little and often (e.g. nuts, fruit, sandwiches) and drink small amounts at frequent intervals, before you’re thirsty.
- Ensure your shoes or boots fit well and wear socks to prevent blisters. Start training now in the footwear that you will be wearing when you take part in your event to ensure they are well worn in!
- If you are going to be cycling then gets lots of time in the saddle now, you need plenty of practice in advance to get your body used to being on your bike.
We can provide you with plenty of additional information in the run up to your challenge and are on hand with fitness, fundraising, training advice and support.
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