Marathon programs for all levels of runners. You want to move up to the full marathon distance, you’ve done a couple of 21’s, and every time you’re at the starting line you see runners around you that are going the full distance.
What’s stopping you? Nothing.
To move up to this distance isn’t that hard. The real change to your normal training will be longer runs on the weekends.
However as your mileage increases so do your chances of injury. Make sure to follow a good stretching routine before and after your sessions.
This is not only to limit your chances of picking up an injury, but also to bounce back and be fresh and ready for your next training session.
These training programs require that you have been doing around 40km’s per week for at least the last 6 to 8 weeks. If you are not up to this weekly mileage yet, get there first as you need a good base to start with.
As with any training program, listen to your body, if you are tired all the time take an extra rest day. If you feel like increasing your mileage, go for it. Just don’t increase it by more than 10 percent a week.
Please take a look at my 10 rules to success, no matter what training program you follow these 10 rules will make your 42.2km a success.
Completing the 42.2km distance is a fantastic achievement. Get out there, do it and get bragging rights for life.