The Comrades Marathon is one of the most famous ultramarathons in the world, attracting thousands of runners every year. If you’re thinking of entering the Comrades Marathon 2023, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you prepare for the race.
Training for an ultramarathon like the Comrades Marathon takes time and dedication. Ideally, you should start your training at least six months before the race. This will give you enough time to build up your endurance and strength gradually. If you haven’t prepared adequately this year, there is always next year.
To prepare for the Comrades Marathon, you’ll need to follow a structured training plan. You can find plenty of free training plans online that cater to different skill levels. Choose a plan that suits your fitness level and stick to it as closely as possible. If you need any help you can get in touch with Africa Marathons’ coach, Nick Bester.
The Comrades Marathon is a gruelling race that covers a distance of 90 kilometres. To complete it successfully, you’ll need to build your endurance gradually. Start with shorter runs and gradually increase your distance over time.
The Comrades Marathon is famous for its challenging hills, even on the down run, and you’ll need to be prepared to tackle them. Include hill runs in your training plan to build up your leg strength and endurance.
Recovery is an essential part of any training plan, especially for an ultramarathon like the Comrades Marathon. Make sure you give your body enough time to rest and recover between training sessions. This will help prevent injuries and keep you feeling fresh and energized.
Proper hydration and nutrition are crucial for any athlete, especially for ultramarathon runners. Make sure you drink plenty of water and electrolyte drinks during your training runs and on race day. Also, make sure you fuel your body with the right foods to keep your energy levels high.
In conclusion, preparing for the Comrades Marathon 2023 takes time, dedication, and proper planning. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to completing the race successfully. Good luck!
Let Africa Marathons organise your trip and entry to the iconic Comrades Marathon 2023 or 2024. To find out more and to enter the race please send us an email at [email protected]. You can also contact us on the button below to join. We look forward to welcoming you to South Africa.