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April 23, 2023

Meet the Marathon

Written by Cally Macumber

Marathon training requires a commitment to consistency and dedication to push through the physical and mental challenges. Whether you're a seasoned runner looking to tackle your first marathon or a newbie seeking a new fitness challenge, here's a guide to get you started on your marathon training journey. 

What is a Marathon?

A marathon is a race that covers a distance of 2MarathonI6.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers. It originated from the Greek legend of Pheidippides, who is said to have run from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver news of victory, thus inspiring the modern-day marathon race. Today, marathons are held worldwide and attract participants of all ages and abilities.

Getting Started 

Before embarking on marathon training, it's important to establish a base of running fitness. This means having a regular running routine and gradually increasing mileage over time. We recommend a gradual increase in weekly mileage of no more than 10% to avoid overuse injuries.

Building the Right Training Plan

When we build your training plan, we consider your current fitness level, running experience, and time availability for training. We build a plan that aligns with your goals and abilities. A training plan should incorporate a mix of easy runs, long runs, tempo runs, and speed workouts to build endurance, speed, and strength.

Incorporating Cross-Training

Cross-training, or incorporating other forms of exercise into your training routine, can be beneficial for marathon training. Activities such as cycling, swimming, or yoga can help improve cardiovascular fitness, build strength, and prevent injuries from overuse. Cross-training can also provide variety to your training routine and help prevent burnout.

Prioritizing Recovery

Recovery is a critical aspect of marathon training as it allows your body to rest and repair between workouts. Incorporate rest days into your training plan and prioritize recovery activities such as stretching, foam rolling, and massage. Listening to your body and giving it the rest it needs can help prevent overtraining and reduce the risk of injuries.

Staying Motivated

Marathon training can be physically and mentally challenging, so it's essential to stay motivated and focused on your goals. Surround yourself with supportive people, join a running group or find a training partner, and track your progress to stay accountable. Celebrate your successes along the way, and remember to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

Last modified on April 26, 2023
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