The following infographic gives a fun visual representation of the extreme distances covered during a marathon. It outlines various food items, their estimated calorie counts, and the amount of time you’d need to run to burn off the calories from pigging out on those foods. It also compares running a marathon with everyday tasks like taking notes in class or sitting at your desk and typing at work.
By strengthening your body in a few different areas you can really get a better overall fitness that can help you in whatever endeavor you undertake. Balance is key, it doesn’t matter how much power you can muster if it’s put in the wrong direction and you end up on your hind end. Grip is important for obstacle races in order to keep you up and over instead of in the mud. Core strength and endurance can help keep you going during the long hard sections.
The London Marathon is here in which spectators will see thousands of professional athletes and enthusiastic runners take to the streets of London for the annual sporting event. While some participants run with victory and record breaking in mind, others see the race as one of the UK’s most famous fancy dress affairs, flaunting wacky costumes and light-hearted antics for very real charities.
The following infographic is recognizing all the marathon trainers and marathon runners out there. Check out this infographic for marathon factoids, marathon terms you never knew existed, a complete half marathon training schedule, a list of some of the upcoming 2012 marathons, and much more.