We have put together our top marathon training tips to help you approach your marathon fitter and faster!
5 weeks to go
Length of your long slow run should be 80% of your predicted race time
Tempo run at marathon race pace for 11 miles
4 weeks to go
Length of your long slow run should be 90% of your predicted race time
Tempo run at marathon race pace for 12 miles
Are you planning on using gels or nutrition on race day? If so, make sure your practicing using them on your long runs….better to find out now if your stomach can handle them.
3 weeks to go
Length of your long slow run should be the same as your predicted race time – but much slower obviously
Tempo run at marathon race pace for 13 miles
Make sure you have practiced running in the kit that you will be using on race day….its good to know where you’ll have to put plasters and Vaseline on race day!
2 weeks to go
Time to put those feet up and start tapering.
Do the same number of runs as you have been doing, but for only 25% of the time and distance.
Get a massage/pampering if you can and make sure you eat super healthily.
1 week to go
It’s too late to start banking the miles now…..time to rest up the legs. Do some short jogs (20 minutes max) just to remind your body what you’ll be doing.
Lots of sleep this week and go large on vitamin rich foods in your healthy diet.
You may feel rubbish with a few days to go….don’t panic, its quite normal….come race day you’ll be awesome.
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