Some Rules Marathon Training
However, if you have a strong aspiration and zeal to run a marathon or to develop on your performance as a marathoner then there are some basic tips you, indeed all runners, could use in order to become a better, faster, safer marathoner. So here are the some basic rules for becoming a better Marathon Runner even if you never ran a day in your life before.
Middle – Long Runs
Your marathon performance will benefit extremely of a second long run, shorter than the longest run. Your body needs to build up that experience to longer runs. So try to fit in as many runs over 90 minutes as you can handle and can fit in. Training runs over 90 minutes will help your body change its fuel burning processes.
Drink plenty of fluids
You need to keep your body hydrated when you run. But you cannot just drink during your run in order to keep your body properly hydrated. This is something you have to do every waking moment. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day, every day. Even on the days you do not run.
Mileage Ahead Of Speed
Training for a marathon means lots of running. But before you get fast, you need to be able to build that all important base. So do not even attempt speeds work unless you are well experienced. As a new runner you are much better off focusing on easy running. That should be the core of your training. You first need to be able to cover the distance. Only then are you ready for bigger and better things (i.e. speed). So, make sure you get the mileage in before you do anything else.