Principle of Progressive Overload
Milo of Croton, the ancient Greek athlete, strong man, and wrestler may be credited as the first athlete to use the principle of progressive overload.
Legend has it that Milo trained for the Olympics by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day for years prior to the Olympic start date, and by the time the Olympics arrived, the calf had grown to a full-size cow, and Milo was still carrying it on his back. In essence, Milo adapted to the growing weight of the animal by growing stronger himself.
That’s progressive overload – Gradually increasing resistant of trainning for maximum result and minimize injury
Do Remember: A Marathons require strength, power, and endurance and this cannot be achieve overnight, it takes months of preparation for that one particular race. Give yourself sufficient time to train as an unrealistic time frame will lead to injury or disappointment
Good luck with your training everyone.