Running a marathon is one of the highest physical goals that one can aim for. The 42,195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) are a true challenge. Before you start training for a marathon, you should be aware of certain things.
There are a few basic prerequisites for successful marathon training:
Starting marathon training is only sensible if the following precautions are considered:
- Health: The marathon and the necessary marathon training are extremely demanding on the body. If you already have problems, e.g. with your joints, it is more likely that the marathon training will worsen your condition.
- Health check-up from the doctor! You should definitely consult a doctor before starting the marathon training. The heart, circulation, musculoskeletal system as well as the muscles need to be able to cope with the strain.
- Ambition, self-discipline:
A time-consuming training period of several months is needed in order to participate healthily and successfully in a marathon. Do you have the necessary ambition to do this?
You will not find a marathon training schedule here for good reasons. If you have decided to start doing marathon training it is necessary to have the essential expertise with regards to the training as well as the necessary nutrition. This information cannot be found on a few websites.
Inform yourself well. Only then will you be able to reach your goal healthily and with pride.
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons, Hal Higdon
The Competitive Runner's Handbook : The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons