Top marathon tips from RW forumites
With so much to think about before your first marathon – what to wear, when to eat and how to pace yourself for starters – it’s no wonder your anxiety levels can soar during the build-up to race-day.
Who can you turn to for advice and reassurance? The RW forumites of course. They’ve hundreds of marathons-worth of experience between them, and we’ve picked their brains for these fail-safe tips to ensure your marathon debut goes as smoothly as possible.
From bum-bag necessities to perfectly timed pit stops, make sure you’ve every eventuality covered with these handy pointers.
Even though I read all the advise about running a marathon, followed a training plan and set what I thought was a realistic time it still hurt.
Don't get hung up on a time. I did and perhaps thats why I still went too fast (although in line with my target) and my legs fatigued badly at 30k.
Take the first one very easy and just complete the distance. I thought I knew better
Hi!! I would love some advice. I used to be reasonably fit and have run 4 marathons. The last one was in 2009. Sonce then my fitness has declined and I am now over wieght. I am so fustrated that i have let myself decline so much. I have decided to try and do a marathon in June. This gives me 6 motnhs to lose wieght and get fitter. I am not looking for any time records. Just to get round it by running.
Any ideas where to start re training plans?? Right now I cant run 20 minutes but as soon as I fall in love again (with running) i know there is no stopping me.
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