marathon training

marathon training

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.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

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.

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

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.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Marathon Training: distance running in the North Pole

North Pole Marathon: how to cope in cold weather

Sports nutrition: does glycerol help athletes stay hydrated?

Glycerol is recommended for athletes who train and compete for long periods

Allergy Information for Marathon Athletes

Probiotics don’t help reduce pollen allergy in marathon runners

Allergic rhinitis in endurance athletes

Allergic rhinitis in endurance athletes

High sodium drinks

High Sodium Drinks: Sodium, plasma and performance

marathon world record

Marathon world record: The day of the two-hour marathon

Marathon training schedule

A marathon training schedule for the non-specialist, which has been tested in the lab and on the roads

marathon runners

Marathon runners: Metabolic markers of peak performance

Marathon injuries - the risks facing first time marathon runners

Injury risks for marathon 'virgins'

Haile Gebrselassie and sports drinks

Haile Gebrselassie - How Fast Might Geb Have Run the London Marathon with the Help of a Good Sports Drink?

Marathon running: common mistakes to avoid in your marathon training plan

Make sure your marathon training schedule is not littered with mistakes

Marathon training: race pacing for endurance athletes

An insight into how Kenyan runners pace themselves during distance running events

Marathon training: a training programme used by Kenyan distance runners

The training programme used by former New York Marathon winner Tegla Loroupe

How nutrition can help soccer players overcome the second-half slump

New research suggests soccer players need better nutrition

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