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over the years, with many of the old outdated beliefs and training techniques abandoned in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
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
#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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