/ Training Programme for First Marathon
I've signed up for my first marathon in August. Well, I'm doing the running leg of a Relay Ironman (full marathon distance). Please can somebody recommend a decent training programme? I've done a couple of half marathons before (1hr 37 mins), and will be mountaineering in Bolivia for most of June, so hopefully should have a decent chance.
Unfortunately, I'm away with work until mid-March, so I'm limited to treadmills. It's driving me mad but better than nothing.
Thanks for any top tips! My wife and mate are doing the swim and bike, so I can't let them down.
at 1.37 for a half just keep doing what you are doing and you will be fine.
maybe throw a long run in every week ,16-20 miles.
Travelling for work need not necessarily mean treadmills - where do you go? I've never missed a day travelling, and almost always outdoors. Running is very forgiving that way, and the internet gives us access to maps and information
I'd also say that for most people a full marathon is quite a step up from a half so you're doing the right thing to start planning at this early stage. It might also pay, (if you haven't already) to read up on nutrition and have a good stretching routine - you're looking at getting your body through a large volume of work and avoiding injuries and illness is important.
Its too far away now. Start seriously training now and you'll lose interest unless you get intermediate goals.
Half marathon in April? Snowdonia half is around then? a few 10ks.
For the first few months I'd look at being quicker, 5-10k pbs. Then miles in but lots of long runs getting close to marathon pace for the final 3-6 miles.
Just get used to regular running with the odd race. I wouldn't start marathon training specifically until 3-4 months out.
I think this is where many go wrong. LSD's are fine if you are doing good miles. But most do them far too slow. Not rapid but not a long way off race pace. Maybe 45-90 sec of race pace..
Mixture of long and steady and faster paced running
yes long and steady, not long and slow..
Low mileage runners won't get much from long and slow.. it needs to be long and steady..
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