Tag: marathon training

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How to Train for a Marathon on a Summer Holiday

On holiday during peak week marathon training and unable to follow your training plan? Don’t sweat it…follow our guide to staying on track even if you can’t follow your training plan Plan It Devise a flexible plan that fits around your lifestyle or work with a coach who can support you with a bespoke, individulised plan that suits you and your commitments. Trying to adhere to a strict training plan that doesn’t allow for any wiggle room adds additional stress and can leave you feeling demotivated if you don’t manage to follow it to the letter. Remember, whilst running can

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What Makes A Good Marathon Training Plan?

Type ‘marathon training plan’ into Google and it returns over 4 billion results. So how do you choose a good one? Here, Girls Run the World founder and marathon coaches give her view Choosing the right marathon training plan depends on your goal and experience. And the free ones that accompany race entry, the charity you might run for, or are free to download will not be specific to you, your background as a runner or even the race. Whether you are a first timer, seeking Good for Age qualification or a specific race time, this is what you should

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NEWS RELEASE: BRIGHTON MARATHON 2021

Girls Run the World help over 11,500 runners achieve their goals at Brighton Marathon Over the last twenty weeks, Girls Run the World has been delighted to partner with Grounded Events to provide digital training support to their race participants.  Showcasing the breadth of the female coaching team on our platform and digital training web app, Girls Run the World helped support runners with content in the form of video, blogs and podcasts, alongside live and on-demand streamed training content.  Our mission at Girls Run the World is to help more women lead healthy, empowered lives through running and triathlon.

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THREE WAYS THAT PARKRUN CAN MAKE YOU FASTER IN A MARATHON

Want to get faster over a marathon distance? Start using parkrun in your training and see how it can improve your training and race times It helps you to run faster All good marathon training plans, irrespective of whether you are a first time marathon runner or going for a Good for Age place, incorporate speed work (check out the GRTW marathon training plans here). Running faster, makes you a faster runner. But no one likes the thought of speedwork, right? Step forward parkrun. ‘Going faster than your goal marathon pace over a shorter distance helps to get your legs

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Five of the Best Recovery Techniques

Want to progress in your running and triathlon? Give your body the chance to adapt to the training stress with these recovery tips GRTW Coach Recommendation: Performance Naps We all know that sleep gives our muscles the chance to recover after running or triathlon training. But have you ever tried a short nap for recovery after a hard session? Give it a go, it works. ‘If you’ve done a long run or bike ride, or something very intense, the very best thing you can do is to sleep for ten minutes,’ explains GRTW founder and coach, Rachael Woolston, V45 winner

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How do you cope with being injured?

It’s about this time in the Spring marathon season that injuries start cropping up. How do you manage it and what can you do to keep physically and mentally fit? Injuries inevitably happen when you are training. However, research has shown that factors including: a sudden increase in volume without a gradual progression, the wrong shoes, and a lack of strength training can all increase your risk of injury. All of these things tend to come to the fore in March, during the Spring season. You get so far. But then add volume too quickly and your calf muscles or

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I ran 1.35 when last year I couldn’t walk

Last year, mum of two, Louise Read, 37, a lawyer from Notts couldn’t walk. This month she ran 1.35 for a half marathon as she details her return to health – and juggling duty exclusively for GRTW I write this at work during my lunch break, whilst trying to scoff a vegan Christmas sandwich having returned from a rushed trip into town to get the kids Christmas jumpers for school. ON top of the fact, I was up at 5.50am to squeeze in a 30 minute run for my marathon training before leaving for work at 7.30am. And because today

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Girls Run the World Project Marathon?

Are you running London, Brighton, Paris or Manchester in Spring 2020? We are opening a limited number of slots on Girls Run the World Project Marathon, our online community coaching scheme that provides a 16 week training plan, and ongoing access to founder Rachael Woolston and head coach Tara Shannahan Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a journey that doesn’t begin on the start line, it begins right back when you start training in December. And it should be a rewarding experience where you learn more about your capabilities and develop, week by week. But all too often

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My marathon journey: from stroke to finish line

Lou Read, 36, a lawyer and mum of two, from Notts was a sub 20 minute Parkrun runner until she suffered a stroke last October which left her unable to walk or even talk. Almost a year on from the anniversary of her stoke, she shares the first of her monthly blog posts for Girls Run the World, charting her training and return to the London Marathon in April 2020.  The marathon and I have unfinished business. After dropping from a time of 3hrs, 26minutes to 3hours, 13minutes between 2016 and 2017, I gave training for the London Marathon 2018

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