How do I train for a marathon due this December 2011?
Hi, i used to be active in school but that was donkey years away. So now a friend has invited me to join her for a 5 km fun-run marathon. My questions are :
- What diet should I plan?
- Should I count calories?
- I am a working mother so I need to plan my time carefully. If you have any suggestions on the timeframe that I should train it would be grateful.
- What exercise regiment should I follow? Please include a link, if possible since I always read first and follow instructions to the T.
- Should I time myself whenever I run?
- Should I train on a treadmill or run at the park?
Thanks for the help and I look forward to your suggestions.