It all starts here.
Runner's World have teamed up with recovery nutrition experts Vifit Sport to create the #missionmarathon project – our comprehensive guide to hitting your goal on marathon race day.
We've recruited Olympic marathon runner Jane Vongvorachoti to create three comprehensive training schedules for three different marathon goals: Paul Mee's #finishliners plan (for those who just want to get to the end in one piece); Jo Humprey's #breaking4 plan (for those who are after a sub-4hr time); and Lily Bridgwood's #speeddemons plan (for those determined to finish with a time that starts with a 2).
Not sure our three Real Runners plans will work for you? We've also designed three plans for the wider #speeddemons, #breaking4 nd #finishliners squads. Load up on the nutritional products you need to fuel and recover from your training and start pounding pavements. And let us know how you're getting on using the hashtag #missionmarathon!
If you... just want to get to the finish line:
If you... want to go under four hours:
If you... want to go under three hours:
Choose your team
Goal: Get to the end
Your RW Ambassador: Ben Hobson
Your Squad Captain: Amy Hopkinson
Goal: Sub 4 hours
Your RW Ambassador: Joe Mackie
Your Squad Captain: Becs Gentry
Goal: Sub 3 hours
Your RW Ambassador: Andy Dixon
Your Squad Captain: Ben Green
Good luck! Let us know how you get on and leave your comments below!