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So, I always thought that I hated running...loved the idea of it but just couldnt do it! Or so I thought. A few weeks ago I decided (on a whim as my partner seems to think) to sign up to the London marathon 2013 for an amazing charity called children in crisis. To my surprise I was accepted onto the team and am now running the marathon. Oh God! A marathon to me seemed like my idea of hell, but something I've always wanted to do (weird logic I know).
Now that I've been 'training' for the last 3 weeks, I've built up to comfortably running over 5k and actually enjoying it! Its a miracle! I've become a bit obsessed! I know I have the right mindset to do this, I just want to make sure I'm doing everything properly.
I've been googling/searching for all kinds of info..but just wanted a bit of extra advice on (pretty much everything):
trainers (how early on should I buy a decent pair to avoid injury etc)
when should I start 'proper' marathon training and what would you advise?
would you advise compression tights?
I have a 'clicky' left hip, what should I do to strengthen/avoid aggrivating it?
So sorry about all the questions, I'm just so into this now and want to get as much advice as I possibly can! Thank you in advance!