Training
Last year, our runners followed a bespoke training plan devised by our coaches Sam Murphy and Steve Smythe.

See the training plans that took them to marathon glory below. Our final five also tracked their runs using the MY ASICS app.

Sub 3 marathon training planDownload here
3hr 30 mins marathon training planDownload here
4 hour marathon training planDownload here
4hr 30 mins marathon training planDownload here
5 hour marathon training planDownload here
Taper talk with coach Steve   Taper talk with coach Steve
Coach Steve Smythe gives the lowdown on the taper in marathon training: what it means and when to begin. Read more >>
Post your questions to sports psychologist Victor   Post your questions to sports psychologist Victor
Struggle with race day nerves? How to handle the long slog ahead in a marathon? Don’t miss our sports psychology webchat with Victor on Friday 21 March at 1pm. Post your questions >>
Post your questions to coaches Sam Murphy & Steve Smythe   Ask the coaches
Take a look at the recent webchat with coaches Sam Murphy and Steve Smythe. Read the Q and A >>
Victor Thompson - Race Day Tips   Race Day Tips
Race Day Tips by Victor Thompson Watch the video >>
Victor Thompson - Remaining positive   Remaining positive
Remaining positive by Victor Thompson Watch the video >>
Victor Thompson - Race day nerves   Race day nerves
Race day nerves by Victor Thompson Watch the video >>
Victor Thompson - Marathon goals   Marathon goals
Marathon goals by Victor Thompson Watch the video >>
Mile training reps   Coping with setbacks
Coping with setbacks by Victor Thompson Watch the video >>
Sam Murphy - Tapering   Tapering
Sam Murphy on Tapering Watch the video >>
Mile training reps   Mile training reps
A video about mile training reps by Steve Smythe Watch the video >>
Mara Yamauchi talks mental strategies   Mara Yamauchi talks mental strategies
Mara Yamauchi, Britain’s second fastest marathon runner of all time, offers her tips on preparing for a big race and handling setbacks. Read more >>
Tips from the experts: High mileage weeks   Tips from the experts: High mileage weeks
As the bulky mileage weeks approach in Spring marathon training, our crack team of experts offer their sage advice. Read more >>
The Pro Team   Introduction to good form
A video introduction to good form with coach Steve Smythe... Watch the video >>
The Pro Team   Good form exercises
A video about good form exercises with coach Steve Smythe... Watch the video >>
The Pro Team   Warm-up exercises
A video about warm-up exercises with coach Sam Murphy... Watch the video >>
The Pro Team   Mobilisation exercises
A video about mobilisation exercises with coach Sam Murphy... Watch the video >>
The Pro Team   Stride warm-up exercises
A video about stride warm-up exercises with coach Sam Murphy... Watch the video >>
222 days : 20 hrs : 27 mins
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