No sweat: How can marathon runners avoid hitting ‘the wall’?

Spread the love
marathon runners

Keith Larby / Alamy

“Bonking” takes on a very different meaning when you start running. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned runner or a newbie, when faced with your first marathon, it is impossible to ignore talk of bonking or “hitting the wall”.

no sweat

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise

Forget the latest fad – here’s our evidence-based guide to workout success, and the truth about the advice you can ignore

It will leave you weak at the knees, but not in a good way. Those who have been through it describe the experience as a sudden onset of debilitating fatigue and loss of energy that happens during the race’s latter half. Formerly speedy runners slow to a shuffle, often capitulating to the need to walk, and a racer swiftly switches from a desire to finish in a certain time to a yearning to just finish at all.

Bonking

Powered by WPeMatico

      Subscribe For Up To Date News

      Get updates sent directly to your email

      This information will never be shared to a third part