Marathon Training Guide

The marathon is a very different race to all of the others. It requires the runner to use energy in a way that other races don't need as fats as well as carbohydrates are used to a major extent.

This means that the athlete needs to be doing training that helps the body adapt to using fats as well as carbohydrates. The training that most distance runners do, generally only burns carbohyrates. As a guideline rule, sessions in excess of two hours are needed to burn fats.

We have put together a lot of suggestions for athletes off all levels (split into different categories) to help you run the a good marathon.

However, to make sure you get the training right, we recommend you don't just use a fixed set schedule, which is very inflexible, but have one that is specifically designed for you marathon training needs. That is where our Online Coaching can help your run your best marathon possible.

Choose the level of marathon running that you are currently at to find out all about preparations for your marathon.

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