Marathon Training Schedule

Training For A Marathon - Understanding The Basics

Training for a marathon is unlike most other sports. Basically to become good at distance running you simply need to be able keep running until you’ve covered the required distance of your particular event.


Whereas with other sports there is an element of skill that can be improved to give the competitor an advantage. Running a marathon requires no skill, anyone in good health that can walk with no injuries could run a marathon if they wanted to.


So training for a marathon is different because it focuses purely on improving fitness levels or more specifically endurance and stamina.


To successfully do this you should follow these guidelines: -


Use Your Head


Gone are the days when all you needed to do was to go out and just run. Modern marathon training techniques have progressed significantly. Overusing the same muscles and joints when running mile after mile, day after day simply puts too much stress on the body.


Using advanced techniques as shown in my new guide - ‘Marathon Training For Beginners’ will boost fitness levels and reduce the amount of time you need to spend training.


Change Things Around


To be a good distance runner you need endurance in the heart and lungs, but you can build up this stamina by using exercises such as cycling, swimming and cross training, so give them a try.


Keep Moving Forwards


One of the reasons why so many people who begin marathon training don’t make it past their second week is that they don’t see any progress. Every session should be different, a little longer or more challenging.


Take A Break Every So Often


Rest days are vital for your progress, so use them. You’ll be able to give your joints a break, refuel energy stores and allow your muscles to recover.


If you want to know more about training for a marathon, ‘Marathon Training For Beginners’ is a great choice, it’s an entertaining and easy to use marathon training 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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