9 Tips For Marathon Training On A Treadmill

Training for a marathon almost entirely on a treadmill likely sounds extremely unappealing — if not nearly unfathomable — to many runners. After all, the treadmill has earned its now-familiar nickname, the “dreadmill.” Even if this tongue-in-cheek moniker is said mostly in jest, the undeniable fact is that many runners find running on the treadmill … Read more

Marathon Training: How Long Should Your Longest Long Run Be?

The long run is the hallmark of a marathon training plan. It is the most important training run for marathoners in their training block, ending with the longest long run.  The longest long run caps a marathon training block and marks the end of rigorous training in favor of a marathon taper which allows for … Read more

What’s The Optimal Marathon Taper Length?

A new study reveals that most marathon runners aren’t tapering for their marathons correctly and are hurting their marathon performance as a result. So, what’s the optimal marathon taper length? That’s what we are here to find out by delving into the research and talking with experienced running coaches.  Chances are many recreational runners do … Read more

Marathon Training Plan Mistakes: Don’t Make These 9 Errors

So, you want to join the 11 million or so people in the world running a marathon this year? Congrats! The first thing you need is a solid marathon training plan which is your roadmap to success.  Selecting the right marathon training plan to go 26.2. miles is crucial: select the wrong marathon training plan, … Read more

Best Marathon Running Shoes: 2022 Edition

Our group of runners and reviewers have gone out to the market and road-tested the best marathon running shoes for the 2022 running season – and here’s their pick. Whether you’re a marathon virgin or a veteran, selecting a pair of shoes for your marathon training and event can be a tough task. Sometimes you … Read more

How To Use Jeff Galloway’s Magic Mile Pace Calculation Method

There comes a point in every runner’s career when you want to begin to take your training more seriously. There’s a desire to improve race times, running economy, and paces. This is the point where your training plan becomes more specific, you become more interested in data and splits, and you look for the best … Read more

Injured Before Your Marathon? Here’s How to Respond

It is every marathoner’s worst nightmare: you put in all the hard work and sacrifice to train for your race and then become injured before your marathon.  Then the questions swirl and the bargaining begins. Can you still run your marathon? Maybe you can run if you ditch your A goal? Maybe you can pick … Read more

6 Tips For Running A Marathon when Undertrained and Underprepared

Feeling undertrained and underprepared for an upcoming marathon? We’ve all been there. For most novice and amateur runners in the world, the lead-up to a race can be nerve-racking and full of doubt. If you’re panicking that you’re not ready for an impending marathon, and are looking for some tricks and tools last minute, then … Read more

Marathon Training Burnout: How to Regain Your Motivation

Training for a marathon is a GRIND. It is months of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. And many runners may find themselves suffering from marathon training burnout. They may be dreading runs and questioning why they even set the goal of running 26.2 miles. In this article, we’ll look at: What Is Marathon Training Burnout … Read more

Marathon Pace Guide: How To Determine It + Race Pace Strategy

While preparing for any race, part of your training plan should incorporate workouts that include your goal race pace. If you are going to run a 100-miler, you’ll work at a more comfortable, easy pace during long runs, whereas when training for a marathon, you’ll train chunks of kilometers at your calculated marathon pace.  In … Read more

The 12 Rules of Marathon Training

Marathon training can be approached in thousands of different ways – but by following these tried-and-tested rules, you can optimise your training journey and maximise your chances of marathon success! Having now worked with thousands of marathon runners (and crossed a few finish lines myself), I’ve spent a lot of time guiding people through the … Read more

Essential Guide To Training For Your First Marathon (+ Training Plans)

Here’s my guide to preparation and training for your first-ever marathon – including marathon training plans, pace advice and gear info . . . Your First Marathon Running your first marathon is life changing. In order to get to that fabled finish line, you first have to commit to a huge amount of training and … Read more