How to run a marathon

If you had to put money on who would run this Sunday’s marathon faster

更新日 2017年04月20日

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If you had to put money on who would run this Sunday’s marathon faster, a 25 or a 55-year-old, the majority of people are likely to back the former. When you’re younger it’s assumed that you’re fitter, faster and more agile, right? Not necessarily, or at least not according to Strava’s data.

The tracking app released data from last year’s race, which showed that runners between 55-64 years and 25-35 years both finished the London marathon in an average of 4 hours and 4 minutes. Admittedly, a 55-year-old is more experienced than a 22-year-old, but what are the real lessons to learn from this generation of runners? We asked the experts…

Perfect your technique

“Those you see running just as fast in their 50's, 60's and 70's, are the ones that have taken care of their body and have the most efficient way of running for them.” To ensure your technique is the best it can be with your hips, knees and back in the correct position it’s worth having your gait analysed - several Nike stores do this for free across the country.

Food is fuel

Many experts have suggested that the older generation are likely to look after their body more than those between 25-34 years, which could help with their marathon result. Cutting back on drinking, late nights and junk food for some can be one of the trickiest parts of the training, but ensuring you have a balanced diet in the lead up to the race can genuinely help get your through as your body is like a well-oiled machine.

Balance out your stress

“Running is all about efficiency, whether you’re sprinting or running a marathon,” says Leo Savage, trainer at Third Space. Unsurprisingly, running over 26 miles can cause a build-up of stress in certain areas of your body. “The ability to run long distance is often halted, due to an accumulation of stresses to the wrong parts of the body, through poor running,” says Savage. Younger runners tend to sign-up to a marathon without working on their technique, which can lead to injury during or after the race.

Stretch it out

“As you get older I would recommend spending more and more time on stretching, mobility and recovery work. If you run for an hour, you should stretch for an hour,” says Tom McAdam, co-founder of CrossFit City Road. “This radically increases your longevity in the sport of running, which all too often leaves people with chronic injuries. Look after you body, and your body will look after your race times!”

Track your efforts

It might not come as a huge surprise, but Strava found that those who track their training results were able to improve their final time. Runners over 45 years old are more likely to analyse their training and therefore improve their technique and efficiency. It’s certainly worth considering...

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