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MASTER THE MARATHON

YOU’VE ONLY GONE AND DONE IT: YOU’VE SIGNED UP FOR A MARATHON, 26.2MILES OF GLORY (AND A LITTLE PAIN). MARTIN YELLING OFFERS SOME WELCOME WORDS OF WISDOM

Now is the time to be getting properly stuck into your marathon training. Doing so will help to make the big day possible and pain free – well, at least hurt a little less. That’s what training does: it prepares your body and mind for what’s to come – 26.2miles of pace, pounding and puffing. Whether you’re a firsttimer or a PB-hunter, the training you do, or don’t do, will make or break your marathon. Here’s how to get it bang on.

GET GOING

If you’ve done zero, nada, nothing, since you were forced to run around muddy fields at school, don’t panic. Start slowly. Begin by developing a regular walk or walk/run routine. Plan it carefully and stick to it. Progress your distance slowly and carefully and avoid over-committing to an unattainable amount of exercise each week or an unrealistic distance.

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