In this guide, you will learn how to train for a marathon. I’ll share lots of marathon training tips and answer the question: how long does it take to train for a marathon.
I often refer to 3:3 breathing patterns for running, but you’ll also hear me talking to runners about 4:4, 3:2 and 2:2. These ratios are simply an expression of the number of strides spent inhaling versus the number of strides exhaling.
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!