There are quite a few marathon events in Liverpool. So just to make sure that you don’t confuse us for other road races, we are the oldest road race in Liverpool. We are also known as The Long & Winding Road race and have been around since 1927. To live the Liverpool Marathon, you will have to run it. Check for updates on our website on when to sign up. Also, check out our blog for marathon running tips and everything, you need to know about training for the Liverpool Marathon.
Marathon Training Plan
If you are a beginner, it is advisable not to put too much emphasis on finishing within a certain time. Instead, focus your energies on covering set distances to build up resilience. This training plan lasts up to 18 weeks so be sure to start early enough. A good training plan includes weekly sessions of speed work, cross-training, easy recovery runs, and long runs.
Maybe you’re hoping to set a new personal best, improve your completion time, or just looking to cross the finish line. To keep you focused, your training schedule should include some goals. Since everyone is unique, once you know what works for you, stick to that. Avoid going off-track by listening to too much training advice. The time taken to finish a race varies depending on your experience, training technique, and age. Generally, men take approximately 4hrs 31 minutes to finish while the average completion time for women is 4:57
Tips For Marathon Running
When choosing your first marathon, it’s best to choose one close to home. Whether you’re running to improve your health or for charity in Merseyside, choose the Liverpool Marathon. We have 5k and 10k races to get you going. For super experienced athletes, we have the Liverpool ultramarathon that’s over 50km long. Here are more tips to guide your marathon training plan. • Eat healthily and hydrate- you can get started right away but you might need to consult a doctor if you have any nutritional deficiencies. Make sure to hydrate well before commencing your exercise. Sweating drains a lot of electrolytes from the body. Replenish lost electrolytes with a sports drink after taxing runs. • Dress right- Find light shoes that are comfortable to run in. Avoid carrying too much gear such as bulky backpacks that will only make your training cumbersome • Prepare mentally – marathon training is a strenuous exercise. Set your mind right for minor setbacks such as muscle cramps or blisters. • Have a Playlist- it can be your favourite music, a book, or a podcast playing on the loop to help you keep going. If you like to hear your own footsteps while running, then this is not for you. • Time your sessions-whether it’s a phone or GPS watch, always have a timing gadget when training or competing.