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.