Marathon training: Whether you are a veteran at marathon running or at the beginning of your marathon training, the articles below are for you. Running marathons is not a light-hearted undertaking, so take your marathon training seriously… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.
Muscle power and strength
Sleep your way to better performance
When sports drinks don’t work
London marathon: what we know about the incidence of injury, illness and death in the London Marathon
This article looks at the extent of illness, injury and death associated with the Marathon and the various factors involved.
Why two carbs are better than one
The role of sleep in recovery
The components of posture and its importance for athletes
Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass
Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance
Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport
Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements
Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk
North Pole Marathon: how to cope in cold weather
Glycerol is recommended for athletes who train and compete for long periods
Probiotics don’t help reduce pollen allergy in marathon runners
Allergic rhinitis in endurance athletes
High Sodium Drinks: Sodium, plasma and performance
Marathon world record: The day of the two-hour marathon
A marathon training schedule for the non-specialist, which has been tested in the lab and on the roads
Marathon runners: Metabolic markers of peak performance
Injury risks for marathon 'virgins'
Haile Gebrselassie - How Fast Might Geb Have Run the London Marathon with the Help of a Good Sports Drink?
Make sure your marathon training schedule is not littered with mistakes
An insight into how Kenyan runners pace themselves during distance running events
The training programme used by former New York Marathon winner Tegla Loroupe
New research suggests soccer players need better nutrition