The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time
Get Ready to Run!
A complete guide to training for a half or full marathon in sixteen weeks, this book follows the format of Tom’s previous book The 12-Week Triathlete with simply the best advice on how to run your fastest race while staying injury-free. Whether you are a first-time marathoner, trying to set a new “PR” or looking to qualify for Boston, this book is for you.
“TRAIN LESS AND RUN YOUR BEST”
Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each week. Others fear that they will become injured. Some veteran marathoners have followed other training…
Before you begin your marathon training, there are a few things to know that will help you succeed. You need to be focused and committed when you decide to train for and run in a marathon. As with anything, once you have decided trained or the marathon, there are a few things you can do to improve rapidly. Here are a few marathon training tips that will be useful for advanced runners and beginners alike. Whether you want know how to train for a half marathon or a full marathon, these tips will help!
A marathon is all about the amount of distance you cover, and much less about time. Although a runner who is used to competing will work hard to run fast or win, someone who is new to marathons should concentrate more on how far they can go. This means that, over the weeks, you’ll want to gradually increase the distance you’re able to cover, whether you’re on a treadmill or pavement. It’s best to not worry too much about your speed, except to remember to pace yourself. If you’re running at full speed, you’ll only get tired quickly, and this isn’t the way to prepare for a marathon. During a marathon, it’s essential to pace yourself, and this means you should be going faster in the second half than the first. When you are new to running marathons, the mistake frequently made is galloping as fast as you can at first and then tiring at the half-way mark or if they make it, to the end. Accomplished distant runners calls it a negative split, which represents the runners moving faster in the last half of the marathon then they do in the first half. It will take determination since you automatically have more strength in the beginning, which means your hankering will be to start out quick. Hitting “the wall” which means running on empty and nothing but will power allows them to finish the race, is experienced by many marathoners. Passing that wall and concluding the marathon will be possible if you have worked hard on your training and pacing.
How you feel mentally has effect on how favorable you are in preparation for the race. The thought of concluding a marathon is appealing to many people, however the preparation can easily change from being appealing to agony. Which explains why it is significant to understand what makes running a marathon appealing for you. Simply put, you could covet a smaller clothes size, a soar in energy or the attainment in reaching the end. As your eagerness diminishes during preparation which will most likely happen, you can think back to these objectives. You may have any number of reasons for wanting to run in a marathon, but one thing that you can’t overlook is doing the right kind of training. You can’t go from maybe working out a few hours per week to running 26.2 miles, so it will take some months to close this gap. There is no reason you cannot be a success in finishing a half marathon proudly if you take the time to train and adhere to the tips above.