We’ll be focusing on the basics of a good marathon training program; building mileage and aerobic strength, understanding the fundamental weekly schedule, and acclimating your body to the increasing stress load.
If you want to do a marathon it’s helpful to find a good training plan that works for you and use it during your next training cycle.
Endurance athletes are stubborn. And if you told them so, they’d most likely take it as a compliment. If you asked them to take a little break from training, they’d take it as an insult.
Here we are — nearing the end of a long summer of training. You probably have some prep races under your belt for your key event; your big race is on the horizon.
“Doing more with less” should be a motto of us hearty Northwest endurance athletes. I asked four of the busiest (and most dedicated) people I know how they balance family (kids), work (full time and then some), and high-level running.
In training for a marathon, much of your goal is just to get your mileage up so that the distance isn’t as daunting.
Sometimes life gets in the way of training and there are only so many hours in a day. Given all that you have on your plate, how do you maximize your time while training...
In order to improve performance, you have to challenge your body’s ability to tolerate an increase in physical, mental, and emotional stress. This is called overload and is defined as adding stress greater than your body is accustomed to.
We’ve all been there, that race on the horizon that we signed up for 9 months ago looms and there’s just not enough time in the day to fit in all the training we want or feel like we need to do in order to be ready for it.
How quickly you lose fitness depends on how fit you are, how long you have been exercising and on how long you stop.