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Preparing For A Full Marathon

Become A Runner In 8 Weeks

Whether you’re brand-new to running or trying to get your groove back after a long break, the first steps can be tough. It takes time to build endurance and get your mind and body used to the striding motion. To keep your confidence high and injur...

Preparing For A Marathon

Runners will naturally be interested in running in the marathon to prove they can do it, and also in an attempt to come in first. However prior to attempting to run in any marathon, one first must establish a training program to build their stamin...

Marathon Training Plan & Schedule

Befitting its Greek roots, the marathon unfolds as a classic drama, carrying equal doses of comedy and tragedy, euphoria and agony. For much of the time since this piece of road-running theater was revived in the 1896 Athens Olympics, the starring...

How To Train For A Marathon Or Half Marathon

The secret to successful marathon training and half marathon training lies within staying supremely motivated, training smart & safe, and maintaining proper nutrition. The days of just “gutting it out” are long gone. Whether you are training for a...

Running Your First Marathon

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when preparing for your first marathon—and I'm not talking about the months of training you already have planned and in some cases, finished. I'm talking about the race itself—the actual day (and week) in ...

Marathon Running Programme

All the training programmes involve long runs and easy (recovery) runs, and some also include faster runs (tempo and speed). These allow your legs to recover from hard effort and prepare you for the next day of training. Take them at an easy pace ...

What To Eat Before A Marathon

The most common question I get from both beginner and veteran marathoners alike is: “What should I eat during the week and the morning of the Marathon race?” It’s a great question and a very important part of success on race day. Since I covered h...

What Do I Eat Before My Race?

I am running my first half-marathon in three days. I am as nervous about the distance as I am about what to eat before my run on Sunday morning. Should I plan on pasta for lunch and dinner each meal leading up to Sunday? Should I include protein l...

How To Warm Up For A Marathon

The race actually begins well before you line up at the start. Most runners understand the value of warming up before a race. A warm-up primes your muscles for peak performance by increasing your core body temperature, which speeds oxygen througho...

3 Phases Of Post-Marathon Recovery

If you can take the emotions, cheering fans and adrenaline rush of crossing the finish out of your mind for a second, your marathon experience boils down to one thing: your longest--and potentially hardest--run all year and perhaps in your life. J...

What The Elites Do: Marathon Warm-Up

The old adage that "less is more" certainly holds true when it comes to warming up for a marathon. "Really, you want to do as little as you can stand while still being warmed up," says Brad Hudson, a Boulder-based elite coach. "Even a mile or a mi...

Best Foods To Eat Before & After Running A Marathon

The Night Before a Marathon: Quinoa Salad with Fresh Parsley, Walnuts, and Raisins with Grilled Chicken This nutty quinoa salad has enough carbohydrates to top off your body’s energy stores, so you’ll be fully fueled to run 26.2 miles in the morni...

After The Marathon: A Guide To Quick Recovery

Immediately After the Marathon The Rest of the Day The First Days After the Marathon Returning to Running The Post-Marathon Blues After you finish a marathon, you might face a difficult decision: Should you have cheesecake before, after or for din...

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Preparing For A Full Marathon

Naga Bala KrishnanNaga Bala Krishnan
As more runners turn to the marathon to prove their running mettle, a sensible marathon training schedule is more important than ever.