I want to share a few marathon training mistakes that you need to avoid, if you’re going to reach your running goals in the new year. It’s always really exciting at this time of year to look ahead to our running goals for the spring! For many of us, these goals are going to involve a spring marathon! Whatever your marathon goals are, there are a number of common training errors which you need to avoid if you’re going to be successful on race day.
As runners, we need to be incorporating regular strength, stability and mobility exercises into our weekly regimes, to help avoid imbalances from developing from the repetitive motion of running.
Here’s a quick and easy exercise you can use to first assess, and then if needs be improve your hip stability and glute function. These are both such important factors for us runners!
Here’s a variation of the split squat which places more emphasis on loading the front leg, while using a gym ball. The ball provides a little bit of balance for the rear leg, without giving it a stable enough platform to compensate through. The Bulgarian split squat is a great option for progressing a split squat, before moving-on to a single leg squat. Give it a go, and let me know how you get on!
The short video above explains HERE’s #mybeautifulrun project, and what I was participating in as part of HERE’s group of 50 tracked runners, sharing real-time data throughout the marathon.
Each of us tracked runners wore a smartwatch loaded with HERE’s tracking software, which enabled their team to receive our individual data on the run and turn it into a meaningful visualisation.
The Berlin Marathon is one of those races that exist on many runner’s bucket lists. My own included! So when I received a message a few weeks ago asking if I’d like a last minute place in this year’s Berlin Marathon, I jumped at the chance.