Training for Beachy Head Marathon!

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25/03/2006 at 18:10
I need some advice! In a fit of insanity I've registered to do Beachy Head Marathon. I really can’t wait but need some training advice.

I'm currently running 20min runs roughly 2-3 times per week. I've set myself a target to do the marathon route 1 month before. How should I increase the distance over the next few months? Maybe 10 miles by May/June?
M...eldy    pirate
25/03/2006 at 18:14
Initially you dont need to do the marathon route one month before.


You have oooooooooodles of time to train



You will need some hill training :-)



Increase one of your long runs per week by 10% every week for 3 weeks and then down by 10% on the 4th

Check out the training tabs at the top of the page and pick one for you


See you there !!!
25/03/2006 at 19:22
Phil
Check out the marathon traing schedules on the grey 'Training' tab at the top of the page. Don't ever run the marathon distance before the marathon. Running 26.2 miles will take too much out of you. It would be like running 2 marathons in quick succession and you can't do both properly.
JJ
25/03/2006 at 19:33
Hi Phil, I'd advise getting down here and checking out the terrain. It's a tough course, but fantastic. If you need advice on training email us, we'd be happy to help. We're personal trainers/coaches, and we run courses for runners a mile from the start. This isn't an ad or anything, but we do know the course, very well and would be happy to help - F
25/03/2006 at 20:15
Hi Phil

Beachy Head will be my second marathon. I will do some hill work on the treadie. It is a bit flat in Dagenham, Essex.
26/03/2006 at 14:27
Cheers for all the advice. I live locally and ride around the area lots so i know the course well. I've currently got shin splints (i think) and having a bit of time off. Going to concentrate on the riding on bike.

Next thing now is to find some money to buy some good running shoes. There is a local shop called The Tri Store - is this any good?
26/03/2006 at 14:30
or you can walk/run

it is a tough course

the hills at the end are killers - i was really tempted to go up them on all fours but my dignity prevaled

:-)

M...eldy    pirate
26/03/2006 at 14:41
Mine didnt :-)
26/03/2006 at 14:44
lol

why was rich not there to record that event?

:-)

(i had only walked it though melds - you ran)

26/03/2006 at 15:05
this year, i WILL go up that third sister on all fours
26/03/2006 at 15:11
had to look twice there

assumed it was a post from Bobbis

;-)


M...eldy    pirate
26/03/2006 at 15:20
I think we should ALL go up them on all fours!
26/03/2006 at 16:02
i'd had enough by the fourth sister, i must admit

;-)
26/03/2006 at 16:44
LOL lurker!
26/03/2006 at 17:04
Phil - you could do my approach and do virtually no running for the couple of months before the race.

Just be prepared to add a couple of hours to your previous marathon best...

It was still great fun though!
26/03/2006 at 17:07
So I need to pratice going up hills on all fours.
M...eldy    pirate
26/03/2006 at 17:19
Thats about right Tracey, and eationg G&B's



Bobbs there really is no answer to that one!
05/11/2010 at 14:13
Did Beachy Head Marathon 23rd Oct 2010 - My first - wanted under 6 hours - got 5Hrs 45mins, well pleased, its a tough but lovely scenic course. Many many thanks to the lovely man who helped me out at 21 miles when I tripped and my left calf cramped badly, he stretched it out so I could continue. You should get GOLD.
23/07/2014 at 00:31
I'm looking to break 3.30 in this year's beachy head - any tips?
23/07/2014 at 10:24
Mark Todd Plod wrote (see)
I'm looking to break 3.30 in this year's beachy head - any tips?

Yes.  Be confident you could run a "normal" marathon in well under three hours, and train up LOTS of hills, especially at the end of your long runs.


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