What type of training does a marathon runner need?
Most marathon training plans range from 12 to 20 weeks. Beginning marathoners should aim to build their weekly mileage up to 50 miles over the four months leading up to race day. Three-to-five runs per week is sufficient. The vast majority of these runs should be done at a relaxed pace.
How many miles should you run before a marathon?
Beginners need to be able to average at least 30 to 35 miles per week for six to eight weeks during the marathon training cycle. This means that you need to be able to comfortably run 25 to 30 miles per week before you begin training for a marathon.
Is it OK to walk during a marathon?
Is it OK to walk a marathon? It’s completely OK to walk a marathon! Nowadays, it’s becoming more common for walkers to complete marathons. Many marathons allow for generous cut-off times and ensure support is provided for those marathoners who choose to walk the 26.2 miles.
How long does it take to train for a marathon?
You may well have noticed that there are marathon training plans available that span different time-frames. The training plan I linked to above is a sixteen-week plan, while some other plans are twelve or eighteen weeks long.
What do you do when not training for a marathon?
When not training for marathons or chasing her three children around, you can find her sharing her active life in pictures on Instagram or talking about all things running on her blog at mile-posts.com.
How to prepare your body for a marathon?
Your body is having a lot of firsts during the marathon training process and it may take time for it to adjust to everything that is happening. Fuel your body with nutrient dense foods and steer clear of anything processed.
Do you have to run 26.2 miles before a marathon?
The first thing you do after signing up for a marathon (besides question your sanity) is find a training plan. And when you pick your training plan, the only thing scarier than knowing you’ll run 26.2 at the end of it is realizing that you’ll have to run nearly that far at least once before race day.