Cold, dark and wet, December is traditionally the party month with most people over-indulging in festive food and drink. Few people are thinking about running a marathon at Christmas… but for runners with a place in a marathon in the spring, such as the London Marathon or the Boston Marathon, the time to begin training is December!
Nick Mitchell, Personal Trainer and experienced marathon runner warns marathon entrants not to leave their preparation too late: “You must start training with adequate time to enable you to progress to the stage where you can finish and enjoy the race.” Nick says, “You will need at least 16 weeks to train for a marathon.”
The London Marathon takes place on 13 April 2014 and so, counting back 16 weeks, that brings us back to 22 December! The Boston Marathon is on 21 April 2014, so 16-weeks training would begin 30 December.
Many people do not prepare adequately for running a marathon and live to regret it when they struggle to finish or their races end in injury. For example, of the people who are awarded a place in the London marathon, a whopping 27% do not make it over the finish line to collect their medals.
Nick has witnessed many people hit the wall, or stop through avoidable injuries, sustained through a lack of preparedness. Research shows that the majority of entrants that don’t finish didn’t even make it to the start line. Nick is saddened by this and says that in the majority of these cases, proper planning, training and preparing can prevent a non-finish.
Nick says: “People are often impressed when they find out the races I take part in but it’s really not that hard if you get yourself organised by following a plan. I’ve been running marathons for years and I achieve my goals because I’ve got a proven system that I use and it works every time.”
Now Nick wants to let you into the secret so you can follow his plan and you too can breeze across that finishing line wearing a huge smile. He’s painstakingly logged advice, insider tips and secrets so you, or someone you know, can benefit from his experience. Nick says: “Over the years I’ve learned what to do, and what not to do and now you can fast-track to experience.”
Nick offers free tips and advice on all aspects of running a marathon. Just go to http://virtualhealthclub.com/marathon and tap in your email address to start receiving free tips and advice straight away.
Nick’s comprehensive manual How to Run a Marathon is available at VirtualHealthClub.com This manual is your essential guide to enable you to run a successful marathon. It includes training schedules, advice on everything you can think of and lots you probably haven’t even thought of! You need this manual if you want to cross the marathon finish line with energy to spare, in a personal best finishing time and with a big smile on your face.
If one of your family or friends has signed up to do the London Marathon or the Boston Marathon in 2014, this manual would be the perfect Christmas present for them as they can start benefitting straight away from the advice, insider tips and secrets as well as the training plans that will take them from their first steps, right up to the race, and beyond, into recovery. More info here: http://virtualhealthclub.com/marathon
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Nick Mitchell AKA ‘The Machine’ is an endurance athlete and Personal Trainer & Coach. He regularly runs marathons and enjoys participating in challenging events such as Ironman Triathlons, and has completed ironman distance, Triple ironman distance and Quintuple Ironman events (A Quintuple involves completing an Ironman-distance race on each of five consecutive days), as well as other endurance events such as the Race Across America (3,000 miles cycling event).
Nick is available for interviews, guest appearances, speaking engagements, blogs and columns.
Nick after successfully completing the London Marathon
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