How to Train For a Marathon For Beginner|5Km, 10Km Half and Full Marathon

In Order to Keep Your Limits in Check, a Person Should Constantly Do things That Help Him to Realize His Limits. Running is One of the Best ways to Know Your Limits When it Comes to Endurance. Before You Run a Marathon it Will Be Better if You Train For a Marathon cause Truth is Completing a Half Marathon is Close to Impossible Let alone Completing a Full Marathon

So, Before You, Pack For a Long Run Kindly Firstly Spend Some time Training For it In order to Avoid Getting Injured or Harm Yourself. The Last thing You Want is To Faint While Running Your First Mile.

Trust Me, Fainting Will Be embarrassing I Have Been There and Literally I Just Wish and Wish to Forget that Day

Training For a Marathon is Not that Tough it’s Kinda Fun

You Slowly Learn How To Build Endurance and after Some time You Get Used to It

Summary: It will Be Best If You Train Properly Before You Consider Running a Marathon.

Why You Should Consider Running a Marathon?

There are Various Reasons For Running a Marathon and I am Quite Sure that You Will Be Amazed When You Know about the Benefits of Running a Marathon. There are Reasons Like Improvement in Health of an Individual But these reasons are Quite Obvious.

Here is a List of Some not So Obvious Reasons For Why You Should Run a Marathon

  1. Helps You In Meeting New People With Same Goals
  2. It Enhances Your Life Success as It improves Your Goal Setting
  3. It Improves Your Fitness ( Obvious Reason )
  4. Increase Your Motivation
  5. Helps You In Burning Huge Amount of Calories in One Go
  6. You can Bragg about it ( I Also Bragg until They know that I Fainted in my First Marathon )
  7. You can Help a Community By Supporting For a Cause
  8. It will Help You In Experiencing Something Quite New
  9. You, Will Know Your Limit
  10. You, Will Boost Your Skills

How Much Time Do I Need In Order to Train For My First Marathon?

How Much time a Person Would Need to Prepare For a Marathon Depends upon Various Factors. For Instance, If You are Overweight and You Still Want to Run a Full Marathon at Least One then There is a Lot of Training You Need in Order to Accomplish this Goal

Assuming You are an Average Joe, It again Depends Upon the Fact that You want to Run a Half Marathon or a Full Marathon.

If You want to Run a Half Marathon then You Got nothing to Worry About Cause You can Easily Train to Complete Half Marathon in 10-12 Weeks

If You Want to Run a Full Marathon then You Need At least 15 Weeks

Assuming You Don’t Want to Train Hard But If You are Willing To Push Beyond Your Limits

Then Literally It will Take Around 6 Week Training For Half Marathon

12 Week For a Full Marathon But I Should Clarify This Number Can Vary

What Should You Consider Eating Before the Marathon? Complete Diet Plan

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Suppose this Is Your Marathon Day and You Have to Decide to Know What to Eat in Order to Fuel Your Body Without Compromising Your Physical Abilities.

Before I Provide You with the Diet Plan I Must Warn You Fat Food and Bear are Out of the Question. During My First Half Marathon, I Parted all Night Long and Went their wearing Jeans.

It was Quite Shameful. Never Mind.

Diet Plan ( Consume It Before the Marathon )

Assuming this is Marathon Morning and You Have only Few Hours before the Race Starts.

You Should Consider Consuming A Lot of Electrolytes, Sandwiches and Energy Bars. You Should Never Try New things Before the Race.

This is What I Would Eat

  1. 2-4 Energy Bars
  2. A Couple of Sandwiches with Juice
  3. Gatorade or any Sports Drink that Doesn’t Contain Protein

Training For Your Marathon

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In Order For You To Train For a Marathon The First Requirement is Knowing Your Base Mileage. Before You Commit To Training For a Marathon You Have to Have Run Consistently 20-30 Miles Every Week.

So, If You Don’t Normally Jog Everyday or Four Times a Week. Kindly Start it.

Complete Marathon Training Schedule

Assuming You Have a Base Mileage of Running 5-6 Times a Week Covering More than 30 Miles. You Can Start Your Training For a Full Marathon.

In 4 Weeks

In order For You to Train For a Marathon in Under Four Weeks or a Month You need to Follow this Schedule

WEEK 1

Run At least 3 Days a Week Covering 10-15 Km in Each Run

WEEK 2

Run at Least 4 Days a Week Covering 15-20 Km in Each Run

WEEK 3

Run at Least 3 Days a Week Covering at Least 20-25 Km Each Day

WEEK 4

Run at Least 3 Days a Week Covering at least 25-30 Km Each Day

In 8 Weeks

WEEK 1

Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 5 Km

WEEK 2

Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 6 Km

WEEK 3

Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 8 Km

WEEK 4

Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 10 Km

WEEK 5

Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 6

Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 7

Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 25 Km

WEEK 8

Run at Least 2 Times a Week Covering around 30 Km

In 12 Weeks

WEEK 1
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 5 Km

WEEK 2
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 8 Km

WEEK 3
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 10 Km

WEEK 4
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 5
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 6
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 7
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 8
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 25 Km

WEEK 9
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 30 Km

WEEK 10
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 35 Km

WEEK 11
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 35 Km

WEEK 12
Run at Least 2 Times a Week Covering around 30 Km

Complete Half-Marathon Training Schedule

In 4 Weeks

WEEK 1
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 5 Km

WEEK 2
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 10 Km

WEEK 3
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 4
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

In 8 Weeks

WEEK 1
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 5 Km

WEEK 2
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 8 Km

WEEK 3
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 10 Km

WEEK 4
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 5
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 6
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 17 Km

WEEK 7
Run at Least 2 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 8
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 17 Km

In 12 Weeks

WEEK 1
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 5 Km

WEEK 2
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 7 Km

WEEK 3
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 9 Km

WEEK 4
Run at Least 5 Times a Week Covering around 11 Km

WEEK 5
Run at Least 6 Times a Week Covering around 10 Km

WEEK 6
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

WEEK 7
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 17 Km

WEEK 8
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 17 Km

WEEK 9
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 10
Run at Least 3 Times a Week Covering around 18 Km

WEEK 11
Run at Least 2 Times a Week Covering around 20 Km

WEEK 12
Run at Least 4 Times a Week Covering around 15 Km

9 Bonus Tips To Make Sure You Complete Your First Marathon

Completing Your First Marathon is Quite Difficult to Accomplish But it isn’t Impossible. With Sufficient Training and these 9 Bonus tips You Will Be Able to Complete your First Marathon For Sure

  1. Don’t Over Train
  2. Take Proper Rest During Your Training
  3. Avoid Eating Junk Food
  4. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
  5. Believe in Your Training
  6. Keep Your Injuries in Check
  7. Keep Your Diet In Check
  8. Hydrate Yourself Before the Race
  9. Avoid Unnecessary Stress

How to Mentally Prepare Yourself For The Marathon?

train for a marathon

Preparing Your self Mentally is Very First thing You Need to Do. It Seems Tough But it’s More about Training and Mindset. When You Start Your Training, In the Very First Week You are Just Covering around 5 Km But as You Gradually Go through the Course

You Cover More and More Distance as Well as Your Mileage Increase

But Believing In Yourself From the Very First Day that You will Reach Your Goal

Is the Mindset You Require

Basically If You are Waking Up Everyday to Train You Already Have the Mentality

Precaution To Keep In Mind

precaution to avoid danger

There are Not Many Precaution You Need to Keep in Mind But there are Few You Should Keep In Mind in Order to Make Most out of Your Training

  1. Avoid Over training
  2. If You are Injured While Training, Make Sure You Treat It Well Before Going Back to Your Program.

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Conclusion

Completing Your First Marathon Requires Commitment , Focus and Shear Will. Without these three things It’s Quite Impossible to Complete the Marathon. But If you are Able to Complete Your First Marathon then You Have What it Takes to Set Goals and Smash Em.

If You Know What I Mean

P.S. If You Require Any Further Assistance in Completing Your First Marathon then Just Contact me or Comment Down Below I Will Be More than Happy to Help You

Best Wishes

R, Peace

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