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Five Things Not To Do During Marathon Training

Avoid these common training mistakes and run a better marathon

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If you want to run a successful marathon without a lot of suffering, you need to be 100% fit. To accomplish this you have to train properly. Below are five common mistakes made by many marathoners that you must avoid during your training.

 

 
 

 Do Not:

1.  Over-train

This is one of the most common causes of a poor marathon run. Basically, you have over-worked your body during training and it has simply not had enough time to recover. Another cause is not going through a proper tapering period before the race.

The key is to do just the right amount, and save your energy stores for the 26.2 miles. (See also tip # 2).

2.  Train Without A Proper Marathon Program

Many marathon participants do not take the trouble to find an appropriate training schedule that matches both their running ability and their marathon goal. Instead they often rely on a simple mileage chart – perhaps from a running friend.

To find out how to pick the right training schedule for you visit the Marathon Training Schedules page.

3.  Eat The Wrong Foods

Diet is often overlooked by a lot of marathon runners. They eat their regular diet plus extra pasta and other carbohydrates for energy. Did you know you had to increase your protein intake as well? This is needed for muscle repair to help you recover, especially from long training runs.

You should try to eat a healthy balanced diet if you want to maximize your training effort. Find out more about this on our popular Marathon Training Diet page.

 

4.  Run With An Injury

One of the difficulties of marathon training is keeping on schedule. If you get hurt there is a temptation to resume running before the injury has healed. If you do this I guarantee that almost every time the injury will re-surface, often during the marathon race itself!


It’s better to take the time needed to allow the injury to heal. Then modify your training program and / or marathon goal if necessary to compensate for the lost time. A 'trick' I use is to start my training a couple of weeks earlier and repeat the two weeks later on in the schedule. That way if I do need to take time off, I have some 'in the bank'.

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Read more on avoiding running injuries here

5.  Train In Worn Shoes

Those trainers you’ve already been using for several months might be very comfortable, but you’re better off with a new pair. You’ll be running 600 – 800 miles on average during the typical marathon training period. This is quite a lot – in the life of a shoe! I like to get a new pair of shoes after a few weeks into the training. I also break them in by alternating them with my old shoes on different days.

So that’s my list of five key things not to do when you are training for a marathon. Avoid them and I’m sure you’ll enjoy a better race.

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