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Five Things To Avoid During Training

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Marathon Training for Beginners

A Half Marathon Training Schedule

What is Natural Running

Getting Back In Running Shape

How To Avoid Cramps During The Marathon

Avoiding Injuries

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 Improve Your Performance with Running Stretches

Our Top Ten Marathon Tips

Performance Improvement

Ways to improve your overall marathon time

Marathon Training FAQ

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Previous Articles

Training - The Critical Weeks

This is the key part of your training program

Should You Eat Before A Run?

Marathon Training & Life Balance

Knee Pain Prevention

What's The Best Marathon Training Program?

Finding Time To Do Your Marathon Training

Vary Your Training

 & run a better marathon

Marathon Recovery

Setting Your Marathon Time Goal

Getting Started

Thoughts on Deciding to Run a Marathon

Conquer Those Hills!

How to overcome the hill challenges

Marathon Countdown

Tips on getting ready for the big event!

Marathon Success Secrets

How To Improve Your Training

Keep on Track With The Right Schedule

Diet Pointers

Runners' Diet & Nutrition

Training Tips For Beginners

Hot Weather Running

Be A Marathon Mentalist

-Sports Psychology

Marathon Training - Recovery Days

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Marathon Training

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This month's article...

How Fast Can You Run A Marathon?


What is a good marathon time? The answer depends on several key factors and for many of us, just finishing the marathon is enough.

Sooner or later though, we all try to set a time goal that we can achieve. This article looks at the online marathon predictor calculators as well as other factors involved when you are setting your time goal.

Read The Full Article Here


How Much food do you need when you are marathon training?

As your training level increases you need to increase your food intake also. But not just carbohydrates - you need appropriate amounts of fat and protein as well.

Check how much with the '26.2' Marathon nutrition calculator

Marathon Training Schedules

Follow our marathon training program - 3 levels and lots of training tips



Download Our Free '26.2' Report:

'Marathon Race Strategies'




...and learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by marathoners, even the more experienced ones...



Running A Marathon This Year?

Track your marathon training with a

 customized running log book. 

  • Includes a day-by-day marathon training schedule (choose from 6 programs), specific to the marathon date you select.

  • The logbook can start at any month you choose

  •  Personalized with your photo and text on the cover.

Click here for more information...





2014 Boston Marathon Qualifying Times

The Boston marathon is one of the very few marathons that require you meet a qualifying time before you can enter.

Click here to find out your time.



Marathon Training FAQ

Got a question about your marathon training? Check out our marathon FAQ page where you will find lots of interesting questions and answers about marathon training in general. You can also submit your own question.


Join our many marathon survey participants! If you've completed a marathon recently, fill out our simple survey form:

26.2 Marathon Survey

Did you meet your marathon goal? Help us to measure the overall performance of marathon participants by  completing our I minute survey below. We will compile the data and publish updated results every week. The goal is to find out whether people generally achieve their target time or not and if not - why not?

Marathon Results: Quick Survey

Name of your last marathon

Marathon Date


 Day: Year:

Select male or female

& Age Category


Age Category

Number of weeks training - # of marathons

Weeks Training  

Previous Marathons

Actual vs. Target timeHours Minutes


Enter your Target time

Enter your Actual time

Enter the reason you feel that you met/did not meet your time goal 




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