Marathon Training

Talk to most people, sporting and non-sporting alike, about being a runner and 9 times out of 10 they'll ask if you've ever run a marathon? In the popular imagination the Marathon is the king of races.

Have you been lucky enough to get a place in the next London Marathon? Are you thinking about entering another 26.2 mile event? Would you like some help with your preparation in either case? Would you like to join the club and become eligible to try and secure a place in the next London Marathon?

On Sunday mornings between October and March each year and again between June and September, East End Road Runners' club Coaches and Leaders (experienced marathoneers and ultramarathoneers themselves) facilitate long and extra long runs of between 12 and 22 miles.

If you would like to join in, gain some valuable guidance, and have some friendly company during these periods then please either come along to a training session and make yourself known or get in touch by emailing coach@eerr.org.uk

A typical Autumn / Winter of marathon training usually proceeds like this:

OctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
10-14 miles12-16 miles14-18 miles16-20 miles18-20 miles20-22 miles

culminating in the longest training run of 22 miles over the London Marathon course, about 3-4 weeks before that event.

Those wishing to join the club's marathon training who are not yet able to comfortably run 10 miles are encouraged to come along to Tuesday or Thursday night training sessions initially.