Marathon Run Training Tips from Running Professionals

So you’ve decided to run a marathon, but want to do it as safely as possible.

The first thing to do is always check with your doctor before you begin training for a marathon. If you’ve already done that, and got the go ahead, the marathon run training tips discussed here will help you build up your strength and endurance.

Marathon Training: Building The Long Run Volume and Pacing with Jeff Galloway

Whether for marathon or multisport, building run volume and knowing how to pace yourself are essential to success. In this clip from Marathon Training with Jeff Galloway, the former Olympian and prolific run coach illustrates key elements of his proven formula. For years, Galloway’s simple but effective philosophies have gotten tens of thousands of people off the couch and into stride. 0:11 – The Long Run 1:06 – The Wall 2:08 – The Non-Long Run Weekends 3:26 – Pacing & the Magic Mile For the entire Marathon Training with Jeff Galloway or to browse our entire library of top endurance sport titles, please visit: Pacing Marathon Training Jeff Galloway Running Coach Run Training Run Training Program Endurance Films Endurance Coach

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TIME11 Training Tips for Running Your First Half-MarathonTIMERunning a half-marathon is all the rage these days, especially among women. In fact, a recent Running USA Report revealed that 13.1 is the fastest-growing race distance. What’s more, in 201 …

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3 Training Ingredients for Your Fastest Half Marathon – Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:26:53 GMT

velonews.competitor.com3 Training Ingredients for Your Fastest Half Marathonvelonews.competitor.comDuring a 12-20 week half-marathon training period, add a mile to your long run every 1-2 weeks but take a “recovery week” every 4-6 weeks where the lon …

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Beat the heat with these summer marathon training tips – Detroit Free Press Sun, 28 Jun 2015 02:43:11 GMT

Detroit Free PressBeat the heat with these summer marathon training tipsDetroit Free PressThough sweltering summer days can make running less than comfortable, it’s important to continue training to get ready for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Ma …

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I’d say week 3 of Portland Marathon Training went well. I got my scheduled runs in and on July 4th, I completed the Runner’s World Summer Run Streak. Woohoo! 41 days of running at least a mile of day completed! That is my longest run streak ever! The last…

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So I’ve been out of any serious action for a little while (broke my clavicle in May) and starting to just regain a bit of fitness again. I have my sights set on the Brecon Midnight Marathon next June 2016. For a runner who’s not ran a marathon before, but a fair few road and trail halves, has anyone had any good success with a specific trail marathon training plan?

The MMM has 4,300ft gain (so not huge, but more than your average road race!) so I would expect a lot of hill training.

Maybe someone has used a normal road marathon plan and mixed hill training in as well? Brutalevents do list a 16 week training plan on their website, so all else fails, I’ll follow that.

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Science of Marathon Running by Dr. Joe Hanson – It’s Okay to be Smart

So maybe we can’t outrun cheetahs or antelope, but humans are uniquely adapted for long distance running. What does science have to say about marathon running? To find out, (and because I was feeling a little crazy) I decided to run one!

Here’s what I discovered about the science of long distance running.

Endurance running adaptations:…

For more on the science and evolution of distance running, from training plans to cellular physiology, check out Tim Noakes’ “The Lore of Running” and Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run”


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