Marathon Training Schedule

Marathon Running Tips - 5 Tricks Of The Trade

Marathon Running has changed a lot over the years, with many of the old outdated beliefs and training techniques abandoned in favour of newer, more effective ways of improving fitness and endurance.


Obviously to build up endurance it is still important to perform some longer runs at marathon running pace, but these should only form part of your marathon training schedule and not be the only type of training you use.


These marathon running tips will help you to stay focussed on your longer runs: -


#1  Monitor your speed. A wrist watch GPS system will give you details of your times per mile and running speeds and other statistics. If you have a heart rate monitor, work within specific zones, for example between 60 - 70% of your maximum heart rate. For steady state marathon training you need to be working hard enough so you begin to sweat, but not too hard so you can’t hold a conversation.


#2  Listen to some motivational music, select tunes that have a similar beat to the speed you will be running at.


#3  Set yourself mini goals to achieve instead of focussing on completing the whole distance. Break it down in to smaller pieces in your mind, maybe in to 4 sections. Doing this makes it much easier to stay motivated and keep going.


#4  Find a running partner, not necessarily for company although this can often be a big help, but for the extra encouragement and motivation you will have if someone is running alongside you. For safety reasons this is also a very good idea.


#5  Use a variety of running routes that are inspirational and attractive because this serves to occupy the mind and provides a focus when you begin to tire.


If you want to know more about marathon running, ‘Marathon Training For Beginners’ will teach you all you need to know. It is an entertaining and easy to use marathon running schedule for beginners that want to learn how to successfully run a marathon in the shortest possible time. Click here for more details.


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