March Marathon Training Programme

February 25 2020

With two months of training down, we’re edging closer and closer to race day!

March is the month that can really make a difference, so as well as your training programme, it’s time to plan out two major factors for the big day - kit and nutrition.

When it comes to your kit, plan in advance what shoes you’ll be wearing. Don’t just think the lightest trainers are your best bet. You’re going to be on your feet for a long time - even if you break a world record! Cushioning, support and breathability are all essential characteristics to take into account when choosing your running shoes. 

We’ve chosen our top picks for cushioning and support from the DW Sports range to help get you started.

It’s not just your feet you need to think about though, as the rest of your race day kit is just as crucial. You don’t want clothing that’s going to chafe when you run or causes you to overheat. There’s a huge range of styles to choose from for men and women, so shop around and find the right kit to help get you over the finish line!

Practice makes perfect at this stage, as you’ll want to wear your new running gear on a few long runs to make sure you don’t come across any problems. The same goes for your nutrition - take the time to find out what works for you when planning your breakfasts and pre-run meals in advance so you’ll be prepared for race day. If you need some guidance when planning your meals, take a look at our guide for the perfect diet for runners

Week 9

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Cross training
Wednesday: 1hr 15min run, running the final 45min at race pace
Thursday: 45 min slow run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 30min slow run
Sunday: Easy 2hr run, relaxed pace

Week 10

Monday
Tuesday: Cross training
Wednesday: 1hr 15min run, running the final 45min at race pace
Thursday: 45 min slow run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 30 min slow run
Sunday: Easy 2hr run, relaxed pace

Week 11

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Cross training
Wednesday: 1hr 15min, running the final 45 min at race pace
Thursday: 45min slow run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 30min slow run
Sunday: Easy 2hr 30min run, relaxed pace

Week 12

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Cross training
Wednesday: Easy 1hr run, relaxed pace
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 30min slow run
Sunday: Easy 2hr run, relaxed pace

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