This blog is brought to you by our guest blogger Sally Pinnegar, Director of fitnaturally. Sally is a level 3 personal trainer who has twenty years experience in health and fitness, including ten years of teaching high level fitness classes such as high impact aerobics, step and spinning. In addition to a personal training diploma Sally has specialist qualifications in nutrition and weight management, running and pre/post-natal exercise and is currently studying for level 4 certification in obesity and diabetes.
You have a marathon place! Let\'s get you a PB.
So you have a marathon place. Congratulations! Whether it\'s your first one or one of many you probably still want to train the best you can. Marathon training is a bit like having a baby, loads of people will give you advice and very little of it matches. The best approach to take is to choose the advice that sounds most sensible for you and stick with it. If you keep changing tack your training will lack structure and your goal will be in jeopardy.
Perhaps you just want to \'get round\' but remember that the longer you\'re on your feet out there the harder it\'s going to be in a funny way, OK not as intense but being on your feet for 5-6hours really takes its toll, the faster you can get it done, the better. That doesn\'t mean aiming for a sub-3 but aiming for around four hours is achievable by most healthy, and healthy weight, people. However, that four hours is elusive to thousands because they don\'t train smartly. They don\'t practise race pace or they run too many junk miles, they perhaps don\'t rest enough and get injured. All sorts of things can throw spanners in the works of marathon training.
remember that the longer you\'re on your feet out there the harder it\'s going to be
Something else to think about is the impact it will have on your home and social life. It\'s best to aim to do just enough training to get your goal but not so much as to see you in the divorce courts or become a Billy no mates!
Here at fitnaturally we have years of experience with marathon training and racing. We have all run marathons for a start and that helps us to have an insight to what you\'re going through at every stage. Many people have achieved their goal times or got a PB with ourbespoke marathon training plans or our off-the-shelf 4hr marathon plan, many more have lost body fat before going in to peak training, with our nutrition plans. It\'s best not to be carrying dead weight around 26.2 miles, losing weight/fat is a huge factor in training comfort and race speed.
So now you have your place sign up to one of our plans so we can take the journey with you and share your pain (inevitable at some stage!) and joy (also pretty standard!)
Learn more about what fitnaturally do by visiting their website: http://www.fitnaturally.co.uk