This site is very comprehensive and designed to be read in sections. It comprises training programs containing five- and six-month daily workouts catering to all levels of runners; advanced, intermediate and beginning. You’ll also learn what to expect on race day, and how to best prepare for it.
The secret to achieving success is to set attainable goals. To achieve those goals, the first step is to break them down, step by step…mini goals if you will, so you’re never overwhelmed but always moving forward. Proper goal setting will increase your chance of success, and will help maximize all the hard work you put in. The beauty of this concept is that it easily translates to every-day life. To read more and set goals for your marathon click the below link.
Creating a Plan
Once you have your goals and an outline of what needs to be done, this page allows you to choose or create a training plan that is tailored to your needs and schedule. There will be added discussion on how to adapt and use backup plans if plans go awry.
Most marathon training systems highlight this run as the most important workout of the week. This is only true if it is done correctly. This section outlines the benefits of and pitfalls of the Long Run and why this run may hurt your training, more than help. (spoiler alert, many runners simply spend too much time on the road!) You’ll also gain insight into multiple approaches to your long-run workouts, so you’re totally prepped for race day.
Base Training. (Build up Phase)
Once you’ve established your base and have a strong foundation, it’s time to start building up with specific workouts which will target your weakness and play to your strengths. Workout training helps maximize your speed, strength and endurance. This where you work!
A popular misconception is that the purpose of training is to increase the intensity, which is undeniably tied to one’s capacity for misery.
Our motto is “Run smart, not hard.” in your training. Once you’re in shape, another secret to successfully running marathons is your ability to run fast efficiently. It’s possible for a mid-pack runner to knock 10-15 minutes off their time without running any harder, just by learning how to run more efficiently. This section includes everything from tying your shoes correctly, advanced breathing techniques, and how to run the shortest, allowable distance in a race. This section also addresses how to handle excess cold or heat.
Tapering for a marathon.
As the name suggests, marathon-training tapering means to back off the workload and intensity. A proper taper allows the body to heal and be at max readiness on the day of the race. This section explores all the nuances of tapering including both the physical and mental aspects of what one can expect.
Committing to and training for a marathon is no easy feat and training takes months of hard work and preparation. It is essential not to let common mistakes ruin your big day. This page reviews every aspect of marathon day starting with the check-in process! Each section of the marathon race is broken down and dissected.
By understanding the full scope of the event, you can get the best out of your months of training.
A hard marathon can sometimes be more difficult to recover from than any other race, including ultra-marathons, which are 2- to 3-times longer. This page is designed to help accelerate your recovery both mentally and physically.
The Magic Formula for running.
Running is all about balance. The common misconception is our training is allowing us to run harder and suffer more when in reality the some of the best runners tend to spend less effort energy while generating more speed. It is counter intuitive to think that training at lower effort levels, will in the long term, produce faster results.
This sections goes into more detail on why this is true and gives the tested formula for the best long term results.