Marathon Training Schedule

A Quick Guide To Beginners Marathon Training

A beginners marathon training schedule is completely different to that used by an experienced marathon runner. Whilst a beginner will be starting with virtually no level of fitness, intermediate runners have moved beyond the basics and have at least some running under their belts.


The following points should be a consideration for any beginners marathon training programme: -


#1 Get Your Body Checked Out


First things first. Check your health and joints for any problems. If you are in good health and have no injury problems then you can begin your training.


#2 Invest A Little Money


The very least you need is a good, comfortable and appropriate pair of running shoes, ideally selected for you by staff at a reputable running shop that have the facilities to check your running gait.


You will also need to educate yourself fully as to how your body changes during your training, injury prevention and the right type of nutrition for your sport. ‘Marathon Training For Beginners’ is ideal, it will teach you all you need to know about training for and running a marathon.


Finally you may need to get some specialized clothing such as waterproofs, thermal underwear and running socks etc.


#3 Build A Solid Foundation


Start off slowly, increase your distances gradually and allow enough recovery time between runs. I would recommend that you leave at least 24 – 48 hours in between particularly challenging runs to begin with, but longer if you need it.


If you can’t run to begin with then you should aim to power walk up until you are able to jog gently, from there you can progress a little faster. Running 3 times a week should be enough to start seeing improvements.

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