Martin Yelling's 2016 Marathon guide

In the weeks building up to the Virgin Money London Marathon, top performance coach Martin Yelling will be on hand with lots of advice, tips and guides to help you to cross the Finish Line.

You can view all of Martin's online Q&As and blog posts from 2016 below.

Week 1

Friday 1 January:   Getting started and getting going

Week 2

Friday 8 January:   Lunchtime web chat

Week 3

Friday 15 January:   Goal setting working out what your marathon target should be

Week 4

Friday 22 January: Lunchtime web chat

Week 5

Friday 29 January:   What to include in your training plan and why it will help your race

Week 6

Friday 5 February:  Lunchtime web chat

Week 7

Friday 12 February:   Getting your loved ones involved and advice for staying motivated

Week 8

Friday 19 February:   Lunchtime web chat

Week 9

Friday 26 February:   The importance of the long run

Week 10

Friday 4 March:  Lunchtime web chat

Week 11

Friday 11 March:   Nutrition and hydration strategies

Week 12

Friday 18 March:  Lunchtime web chat

Week 13

Friday 25 March:  How to plan your perfect race pace

Week 14

Friday 1 April:  Lunchtime web chat

Week 15

Friday 8th April:  What is tapering and why is it important?

Week 16

Friday 15 April:  Lunchtime web chat

Week 17

Monday 18 April:  The Final Countdown, preparing for the big day and how

Monday 18 April:  Martin Yelling's guide to race week