Can Overweight People Run Marathons? Can Obese People Even Run At All?
Yes, fat people can and should run marathons.
I ran my first marathon whilst 7lbs overweight and my second whilst 5lbs overweight. In both instances I was at least 15lbs overweight at the start of my training schedules.
If you’re overweight and wanting to run a marathon, make sure you can run at least 5k comfortably before starting on a 4 month schedule.
If you can run the 5k, then you have the ideal platform to launch yourself into a marathon training program.
The best way to make the long term transformation from being overweight to healthy is to find something you absolutely love doing.
Keep running every day and try to finish each session in a good frame of mind so that tomorrow you’ll want to run.
That way you’re setting yourself up for a positive life long transformation as a runner.
I’ve stuck to this mentality for the last 18 months and have now ran over 2,500 miles in that time period. I couldn’t envisage my life without running and this is coming from someone who was close to being morbidly obese at one point!
The sad thing about modern society is that we’ve been brainwashed into trying to ridicule those who are trying to better themselves.
Overweight runners in particular are seen to be a figure of fun, whereas brainless glam whores are portrayed as the pinnacle of society.
If you’re fat and you want to run (regardless of whether it’s a 5K, 10K, half marathon or a marathon), go ahead and do it for yourself and when you’ve achieved what you set out to do you can throw a V-sign at anyone who tries to bring you down.
Don’t be scared to call them a cunt too. That will really annoy them and will be good speedwork for you too.