It's already less than 5 months until our Melbourne Marathon rolls around, or 21 weeks this Sunday.
This means that if you're not already running regularly & you are planning to run the marathon this year, then it's time to get started.
The sooner you start, the longer you spend preparing for the marathon, the better prepared you will be. Sounds logical, but it's true. And the better prepared you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be, and the better your performance too.
"The hardest marathon you will ever run is the one you are least prepared for."
Are you a first time marathoner but not sure where to start?
Taking on the marathon for the first time can be a life changing experience, and an exhilarating one that requires a great commitment and dedication to succeed, and hence should not be entered into lightly.
At this point you should aim to be running at least three times per week for a total of 30-35 kms per week, ideally for the past month until your official program starts. This would leave you with 18-20 weeks in order to start your actual program, being an ideal preparation time. But if you haven't started yet, then 20, or 18 weeks is enough time to be well prepared.
If you're already running regularly & exceeding that mileage then great, it's time to start to hone your running routine to develop the strength & condition to improve your performance. If you're looking to run your best marathon or looking for a PB, you've come to the right place.
Importantly, the earlier you start your training program, the easier & better your body will adapt to the greater demands and running loads of training for the marathon. Too many people leave it too late, end up poorly prepared or even worse injured, and often do not make it to the start line, let alone the finish line!
At Run Well Marathon Training, our goal is to provide you with a personalised training program that will;
- get you to the start line well prepared & in one piece, i.e not injured!
- provide you with a race plan to ensure you get to the finish line and finish well,
- enjoy your event (it shouldn't be absolute hell) and finally,
- maximise your performance to reach your race goal!
Most importantly you will have a great chance of having an enjoyable & rewarding experience.
In last year's Melbourne Marathon, 'Run Well' clients improved their Personal Best by an average of 24 mins!
If you want to be a FINISHER at this year's marathon, or if you;re looking to run a PB and you're looking for some professional guidance, Run Well Marathon Training can help.
As always Run Well.