Runners often prepare to a high level with their physical fitness, often developing training routines, such as the one my colleague Joshua McCabe suggested. However, often the mental side of preparation gets left out. Mental preparation, alongside your physical preparation, will give you the best shot at achieving your goal, no matter what it is.
For many runners, the desire to do a marathon is about personal challenge. For an event in which a three-hour finisher needs more than 32,000 impacts with the ground, it’s crucial for every runner to train appropriately. We’ve put together a few lessons we’ve learnt over the years of looking after runners of all kinds.