Sunday, April 26, 2009

Advice from Marathon Legend Ron Hill

" ...the trick is to make life easy on yourself. Buy the best gear you can afford, that is your investment in the sport. Always dress appropriately for the bad weather. Running vests, rainproof Goretex tops, gloves when it's cold, a cap if you fancy it. Don't suffer. Why suffer? Enjoy"

"There is no real secret to successful training and being competitive in the marathon. Let me give you my recipe: steady distance work and lots of it, short spells of speed work within that distance work, and regular racing. Don't hide away, race regularly."

-Ron Hill, British marathoner who broke 2 hr 20 min 29 times and has run every day since Dec 20, 1964

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