How To Train For Your First Marathon
If you are a beginner you need to know
how to train for your first
marathon, because if you do the wrong things
from the start, you might as well say goodbye to achieving your dream of running a
Before you begin training there are a few things you need
to do: -
#1 You need to make sure that your body is medically capable of undertaking
the task. A visit to your doctor should confirm this, if you have any health problems these
need to be addressed.
#2 Any injuries need to be fully healed and niggles
checked by a
physiotherapist. Any fitness regime will
be difficult to stick to if you are carrying injuries from the
#3 Before you even put one foot on the road, you
absolutely must sort out some appropriate footwear. Buying the correct shoes for your running style is essential. I recommend you visit a specialist running store that
has the facilities to test and diagnose your particular running gait. They will then be able
to prescribe the exact running shoes you need.
#4 Once you’ve bought your running shoes you need to wear them in before you
attempt any running at all, so wear them around the
house or throughout the day for at least a week.
#5 Do some research, so you learn how your body changes and
training as without this knowledge you
won’t know when you need to increase your efforts, or perhaps reduce the amount of training
you are doing.
#6 Finally you need a marathon training schedule to
follow, which will serve as the backbone of your
training, the basis of everything you do and when you do it. Your training schedule
doesn’t have to be cast in stone, if you need rest days, take them, but as much as possible try to progress and
change things as your schedule dictates.
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