26.2 The Marathon Training Website


Like us on Facebook

Search  The 26.2 Website



26.2 Home Page

The '26.2' Marathon Training Program

Maximize Your Energy

  Forefoot Running - Avoiding Problems

Cycling - Fitness - Running

Triathlon Training - Walking

Upcoming Marathons

from marathonguide.com

Featured Marathons

Info' On Upcoming  Marathons

Best Training Strategy To Improve  Performance

Is Marathon Running Bad For You?

The 26.2 eBook from Amazon

only $4.99

Download Now!

*** Review Of The '100 Day Training Program'

Five Things To Avoid During Training

Marathon Training Diet

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

Running    Fundamentals:

 Improve Your Performance with Running Stretches

Our Top Ten Marathon Tips

Performance Improvement

Ways to improve your overall marathon time

Marathon Training FAQ

Video - Tips On Choosing The Best Running Shoe

**** The '26.2' Marathon Survey Results ****

Previous Articles

Training - The Critical Weeks

This is the key part of your training program

Should You Eat Before A Run?

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

 Improve your running




'26.2' - The Marathon Training Website: 

Five Things Not To Do During Marathon Training

Avoid these common training mistakes and run a better marathon

Are you running a marathon this season? Download our free "Marathon Race Strategies" report and improve your performance!

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'.

Who else wants to eliminate lower back pain during exercise? Just Click Here to find out how.

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.


The 100 Day Marathon Training Program

by Marius Bakken, Olympic Runner

“ I've found a faster, safer, and far easier way, combined with my world-class training methods to help hundreds of motivated marathoners like you drastically slash their personal best times, decrease their training injuries, and eliminate burnout.”

Find Out How!






  Copyright © 2006 -2013 Ipcor.com All Rights Reserved.                                Home                    Contact Us                    About              Marathon Training