We know many of you are currently in marathon training mode at this time of year, and using a JTX treadmill to get yourself in tip top condition is perfect for the big day. Whether you are running for charity, to get fit, or just for the thrill of it, it takes a lot of motivation to keep up with the regular training needed.
We don’t have a magic wand to get you fit and ready for the 26 miles, and we can’t lie to you, it will be hard work. We have some top marathon training tips to help you improve your chances of reaching the finish line in one piece.
Create a marathon training schedule. Sticking to your schedule and tracking your progress is key for improvement. Knowing where you are in your programme at all times.
Shoes, socks, running top, shorts. If it looks snazzy but rubs and is uncomfortable don't bother with it. Wear the gear that makes you feel comfortable. It will improve your performance if you don't have to think about it. You can focus fully on your training.
Increase your efforts week-on-week and be sure to vary your distances over each week. This will stop your routine from getting dull. It will also help build and maintain your stamina and fitness. Also, try to mimic the course as much as possible. It will prepare you.
Just because you're exercising more doesn't mean you should be eating pizza everyday for lunch, burgers for dinner and snacking on crisps and sausage rolls in between.
Don't forget to take a look at what our personal trainer, Simon, has to say about planning for your marathon in the video below:
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