So, you have completed marathon training for short races. When you first start out, it is best to start with an easy race. With this in mind, let’s begin.

Marathon Training for Short Races

If you are planning to run in a race, a short race would be the best option. With shorter distance races, there will be less chance of injury or exhaustion.

In the same way, it is important to add a minute to your run each day. As you increase your time and speed, you will be better prepared.

By working your way gradually into running faster, you will be ready for your first competitive race.

Marathon Training for Short Races – 1k

Now, you have signed up to run in your first race. In the first place, it is best to set up a schedule over 4 – 6 weeks. Before you begin running, it is important to stretch.

For week number one, you want to begin by running 4-5 times for a period of 15 minutes. Additionally, you should stop every few minutes to rest. Even if it is just a minute or two, it will give your body the chance to recover.

As you have completed week 1, you want to increase the time you run to 30 minutes for week 2 and week 3. Again, you want to stop every few minutes to give your body the chance to rest. When you begin week three, you want to increase your time to 40 minutes.

For week 4-6, you want to try and run without stopping. Once you have mastered these steps, you’re ready for your first 1k run.

Marathon Training for Short Races – 3k

So, now you have accomplished your first 1k race. You’re ready to try a 3k race. Because you have successfully competed in your first race, marathon training should be similar to the 1k race.

Hence, the one difference is to increase your time and recovery. Moreover, you should start week one at the pace you left off in week 4-6. As you continue to train for the 3k, increase your speed and time. As you work your way up to longer periods of time, you will build your body up to a better comfort level.

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