Marathon In September


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15/04/2012 at 20:15

Hi i have just been approached to run a marathon on 30th September for Charity, i can run for half an hour just now but please help me succeed - time isnt important i just want to finish and do them proud


M...eldy    pirate
15/04/2012 at 20:18
Hi Graeme

Take a look at the training links at the top of the page and you will find a beginners one

Take it nice and easy, dont increase time or distance by more than 10%, have a drop back week every fourth week
Always have at least one rest day a week
Make sure you are running in the right shoes
(and) if you need one make sure you have a sports bra  
15/04/2012 at 20:21
Haha thanks for that and i'm big but not that big its just little things that might help me finish better cheers
21/04/2012 at 20:05
what you need to be doing is getting time on your feet going  for runs/walks , don't be to bothered if you have to to walk , but try to power walk if you feel the need. and get your distance up that way your body will get used to keeping going for longer  times, that's what is required for the marathon you also need to get your hydration /energy sorted if you don't want to run out of steam.GOOD LUCK
01/05/2012 at 09:51
Thanks william training is going well so far
01/05/2012 at 10:22

Hi Greame

Have got a time in mind? don't be to ambitious but this can help your training along and be realistic, when you do a 10miler treble your time, and this your guide time that is how I worked my estimated time , also be positive enter some  short races and build up your distance, this will also train you not to carried away with fast runners at the beginning set your time and keep to it. My little rule when running a marathon is.             You do not win it in the first six miles, but in the last six.  GOOD LUCK

02/05/2012 at 08:27

William, no i havent got a time in mind yet as my current longest run has only been 4 miles so until i run a 10 miler i wont really know

but sub 5:30 would be brilliant for my first ... i think

 need to look at shorter races just to practise different things


21/07/2012 at 15:11

just to touch base with you hows the training going still on track for the marathon?  like too know how's it going?


21/07/2012 at 16:12

but try to power walk if you feel the need. and get your distance up that way your body will get used to keeping going for longer


21/07/2012 at 18:53
Just done 11 miles today in just over 2hours so pretty happy with that ... Right calf is really really tight but I'm sure it'll ease off with some tlc

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