Live Better
 
 

How to train for a marathon

Dr Dave Martin shares his best tips for training success.

We caught up with Dr Dave Martin at the 2XU X:Level Training Camp at the AIS for some advice on training for a marathon.

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, Dr Martin says, the first important point is to be realistic in your initial approach – and to pace yourself “Most people are incredibly enthusiastic for the first three, four, maybe five days a week and after that they get injured, they lose motivation or they get sick,” he says.

Watch and find out what else he told us about maintaining momentum in your marathon training.

Recommended Reading

Running my own race at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Ben Hill shares one of the proudest moments of his life.

Read more

Feel Good: Free outdoor fitness in Brisbane

Medibank Feel Good program schedule and details.

Read more

Steve Moneghetti’s top race day tips

The running legend shares some quick tips.

Read more

Your race day eating plan

Sports dietitian Tim McMaster shares some tips.

Read more

5 ways to take your running to the next level

Mix up your training with these tips from Ben Lucas.

Read more

25% off Fitbit trackers & Aria scales

Medibank member discounts on Fitbit trackers and Aria scales

Read more

How to treat blisters – the right way

Podiatrist Rebecca Rushton bursts the myths.

Read more

How Tim Robards stays fit, strong and healthy

The original Bachelor shares his simple approach to health.

Read more