Most beginner marathon training programs assume you can bust out 6- to 8-mile long distance runs or that you know what speed training is. Eight miles is a lot of running for beginners. For me, I had to incorporate
marathon base building
miles to help me get ready for the longer runs in my
marathon training program.
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But before you jump into your main running program, letís discuss your new running partner, the
(or exercise log). It's easy to maintain and essential to keeping track of your
marathon weight training,
running workouts and nutrition intake.
Another essential part of your running program is cross training. Duncan Sisk has
fantastic cross training advice
, which can keep marathon training fresh and injury free! Duncan includes tips on "biking, swimming, and hiking - which you can mix and match to fit your exercise plan."
Of course, youíre probably wondering what kind of time commitment you're looking at. Hereís your first tip on the
beginner running tips
- If you want to run, you will find time.
Finding time between work, commuting and family is tough, but the goose bumps I got when thinking of finishing sealed the deal. The runnerís high is definitely worth it!I canít tell you how many times my friends and family have brought it up. A smile from ear-to-ear baby!
Letís look at it this way, the average person watches about one and a half hours per day or 10.5 hours per week. At most, you will never spend more than seven hours or so per week training. It averages to about four to five hours per week.
The good news is that running for weight loss is a by-product with all training programs!
Before throwing on your shoes and hitting the open road, take a look at how to plan
and check out the different types of
including trail running, treadmill running, track running, etc.
Time to layout your step-by-step
Once youíve trained, crossed the finish line and have your medalÖ donít forget about marathon recovery.
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