This calculator lets you input an actual race time to see what you should be capable of at another distance. It is adjusted for distance (ie its 10K prediction isn't just double your 5K time), but there are three caveats:It assumes you've done appropriate training for the distanc...
keep focused.Now is the time to assess your fitness and set a realistic goal for 23 April. If you follow a schedule that’s appropriate to you, there will be opportunities further down the line – perhaps a half-marathon after a few weeks – to gauge your
Sure, the cold season is traditionally considered the time for base-building, but these days not even the most hardened of coaches would advocate nothing but slow plodding through the freeze. On balance, quality seems to be just edging the age-old battle with quantity amongst tho...
Yet too often disaster strikes on race day – we’re hobbled by cramp, gutted by stomach distress or hampered by unforeseen demons. To help you dodge all this, runners have shared their tales of race days gone bad. For the common horror stories, our experts provide invaluable advic...
rehearsal Reassure yourself that you are prepared for any eventuality by mentally rehearsing a variety of race-day scenarios, such as unexpected weather conditions, a misjudgement of pace or the recurrence of an injury.Goal-setting As well as having a
back off and give your body time to rest.Outcome-focused: You measure race-day success in terms of times and placing. If you miss a goal time, you feel like a failure.Process-focused: You measure race-day success partly on times and placing, but also
. But these multitasking workouts also stress your body, so follow up with a day of easy running, cross-training or a rest day. Here's how to get it together.Run + StrengthBeat fatigue"Sandwiching a lower-body strength workout between two easy runs simulates race-day
starting to run, or overcoming obstacles. It might be about your marathon build-up, or race-day. It might just be an account of a run on a clear, fresh day. The possibilities are endless.Each month's best stories will appear in the three magazines and win a
screwed on to make sure you've got the best chance of race-day success.The Night BeforeOne of the keys to racing success is having clearly defined goals to aim for. Before you even pin your number onto your top, figure out what you want to get out
slower than 5 hours! Forum Mile 18 Support threadForum readers' first-hand accountsFLM 2005 Blogs The final week and the big day...In the week before the marathon In the final two days On race-day - before, during and after the race Race-day checklists
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