Our Start-to-Finish Guide to Marathon Training

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So you want to run a marathon …

How exciting! How scary.

While looking back at the NMA Radio archives a few weeks ago, Matt and I noticed a glaring oversight: marathon training for beginners.

We’ve covered general running advice, what to eat before a race, and even trail running, but somehow we skipped over one of the most sought after topics for runners.

Training for your first marathon will be a thrilling experience, filled with highs, lows, and lessons. But if you’ve never taken on such a distance, just thinking about the challenge can feel overwhelming. Fear not, we’ve got you covered.

In today’s post, we finally tackle the topic, and address all the basics of marathon training … from choosing your race to crossing the finish-line.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Choosing the right marathon for you
  • What to look for in a training plan
  • Should you set a time goal?
  • Eating for strength, lasting energy, and recovery
  • Why a simple approach to pre-race fuel is a smarter approach
  • Our tricks to staying on pace

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  2. Hello Doug,
    Very excited that I can find this guide before I start my marathon challenge.This really helps me a lot. I can’t wait for it. Wish me good luck:)
    Thanks for the article!

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