Training Advice

Start building a solid training base and take the first steps towards achieving your marathon goals.

Whatever your ability and ambition, you’ll find the articles below to kick-start your training and guarantee success next time you race.

  • Before You Start Training
    Before you begin your training, we recommend you pay your doctor a visit for a once over.
  • The Perfect Warm Up
    Find out why warming up is so important and learn to master it here.
  • Getting Started
    If you’re new to running, read on to find out how you can make your training go as smoothly as possible.
  • Staying Safe on the Run
    Check out our top tips for a safe training session.
  • Race Etiquette
    Our guide to race etiquette has everything you need to know for the day, from good manners to your personal safety.
  • Treadmill Running
    Treadmills have some advantages over road running, and can form a key part of your training.
  • Off-road Running Skills
    Top tips on keeping good form when you leave the roads behind.
  • Hill Running
    Running uphill is hard work but it can give a real boost to your training, here’s what you need to know.
  • Fartlek Training
    If you fancy a change from your training routine, Fartlek training makes a great alternative to normal road running.
  • Increase Your Athletic IQ
    Tap into your ‘athletic intelligence’ to transform your race performance, says Christie Aschwanden.
  • How to Avoid Overtraining
    Find out more about overtraining and how to avoid it here.
  • Your Perfect Marathon
    If you’re training for a spring marathon, chances are you’ve done most of the hard work by now, so here’s everything you need to know.
  • Half-Marathon Essential Q&As
    Everything you need to know about tackling a half-marathon, whatever your ability or ambitions.
  • Tapering Your Training
    It’s important to ease up (taper) your training, here’s what you need to know.
  • Recovery Rules
    Read on for our tips to aiding your recovery.
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