How to Prepare for a Marathon
With Joshua McCabe
For many runners, the desire to do a marathon is about personal challenge. Maybe you’d like to lose weight, get healthier or raise awareness for a charity. You might also want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. Whatever your reason, hold on to it and remind yourself of it often during the months before the event.
There is wide disagreement about how to prepare properly for the marathon. Often the philosophy, ‘more-is-better’ holds sway with most of the gurus. For an event in which a three-hour finisher needs more than 32,000 impacts with the ground it’s crucial for every runner, especially the new or novice runner to plan training appropriately. The following are a few lessons we’ve learnt over the years of looking after runners of all kinds.