RUNNING A MARATHON

A NEW PB. A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT. SUPPORTING YOUR FAVOURITE CAUSE.

Training advice Running A Marathon Mile24

Whatever your reason for taking on a marathon, we can help you conquer the road. 26.2 miles. It won't be easy - but with the right advice you'll master the training runs and cross the line covered in glory.

To guide you on your journey, we’ve put together a series of training plans to help you hit your target. 

RACE DAY


The big day is upon you. Trust all the training you’ve put in and have confidence in your ability that you can deliver the goals you’ve set. 

CREATE YOUR OWN PACEBAND

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Hitting your target time is all about pacing an even race. And that's where our paceband can help.

It breaks your race into even splits and works out your target time for each mile. For example, if you want to complete a marathon in four hours, you should be running roughly nine-minute miles.

INJURY PREVENTION AND RECOVERY TIPS

1. Replace the fluids you’ve lost

How much you sweat will depend on a number of factors such as the environmental conditions, intensity of the exercise session and your individual sweat losses.

2. Consume carbohydrate

If you’ve been running intensely for > 60 min, aim to consume  around 1g of carbohydrate per kg of your body mass within the first 4 to 6 hours post exercise.

3. Be sure not to overlook the recovery period

Aim to consume 15-25g protein 0-2 hours post exercise. Excellent food choices include a low fat chocolate milk shake, chicken sandwich, tuna or cheese with a jacket potato, baked beans on toast.

4. Get good quality sleep

Sleep is an important part of recovery. Try to get 8 hours of good quality sleep per night.

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