The marathon is one of the world's most reveled tests of endurance. One thing that's incredibly important to keep in mind, though, is that while everyone in the race will be covering the 26.2 mile distance, not everyone will get there the same way. The same goes for training for the marathon. A myriad of factors contribute to an individual's training plan including past running experience, lifestyle, injury history, and more.
Your prior experience with running can play a huge role in how you train for the marathon. If you were a collegiate runner or just avid runner in general, you will typically know the type of training that works best for you (ie high mileage versus low mileage, cross training, etc). For those who fall in this category, click for some of our key tips:
If you haven't run a lot in the past, though, this new venture can bring a lot of twists and turns. For those who haven't run many races in the past, click here for some of our key tips:
Training for marathons is wildly time consuming. The long runs take time, and the shorter runs add up when you find yourself rushing out the door every day. A busy work schedule can make it especially difficult to train for a marathon. For those with tight schedules already, here are our key tips:
As with any athletic endeavor running can bring its fair share of injuries. For anyone with a history of injuries it is essential to adapt your training plan in order to make sure you make it to the start line in one piece! Here are our key tips to prevent injuries:
Finally, we have just a few more key tips that we would love to share!