If you are training for the London Marathon (or another one), you are adding km/miles to your runs on a weekly basis. Is this your first marathon? I definitely advise following a newbie marathon plan you can find on the London Marathon website. Easy to follow, with all the information you need.
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Whether you are a newbie or not, topping up the mileage is unnecessary. I have done it 5 times before, and love extending my runs every week. Love seeing how much further I can run and feel more confident about my running and fitness level. Escaping to my favourite canal routes for hours and hours of running clears my head and makes me stronger.
Turning up to run the big 26.2miles race without your training including long runs would be very unwise and the experience could turn very unpleasant and even dangerous.
Since running my first marathon back in 2011, I have developed certain strategies and also have a few routines I love to follow. One of these is not to underestimate warming up and cooling down/stretching after my runs. I still see many people who just cannot be bothered to do so, but there is a reason for all that to be part of your running routine…
One of the main reasons is to prevent injuries, and if there is a way how to do so, I am absolutely up for it. Wouldn’t you be?
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