Another Marathon run

When you enter the final 12 weeks of marathon training, the long run becomes a key focus in your weekly marathon training mix, but how to get this key element right in your marathon preparation?

Before we dive in deeper into how to train for a marathon and get the long runs right, let’s get one thing straight: Marathon training isn’t all about your long runs.

The other elements of marathon training will also impact on how good you feel in the last 10 miles on race day and the long runs can easily ruin your marathon training.

Get the long runs right and you will “put the tiger in the cat”, but push too far too often and you will feel drained on race day or see injury and illness creep up before.

Patience, planning and progression are key for any marathon runner and this is always true with the long runs.