Marathon Trainers Birmingham
Running is an extremely effective form of cardio and it helps our clients to lose weight and keep it off. Our focus is on delivering individually tailored running programs that cater specifically to your goals and physical condition, whether you are a seasoned competition runner or a complete beginner.
As well as being your ‘running partner’ Emmanuel will focus on teaching the correct and most efficient running and breathing techniques. We find that most joggers and runners repeatedly place undue stress on their bodies because their running technique is poor. This can lead to multiple muscular and joint injuries if not picked up and corrected early. Emmanuel help identify weaknesses and abnormalities in running technique helping to improve your running performance whilst eliminating injury.
Furthermore, we add excellent body-weight workouts and interval training, to help you to tone-up and improve your muscular strength. This will not only add variety and new challenges to your workouts, but it will help strengthen your legs, so to improve your running and to further alleviate the risk of injury.
Emmanuel provide the motivation, education and support to enable individuals of all levels to achieve and exceed their personal running goals. We teach our clients how to best prepare, warm-up and subsequently warm-down and stretch, before and after running.
Half Marathon Training
When signing up to run a half marathon, you will need to be prepared to cover 13.1 miles. It is very important to start training for this event well in advance, and if you do go on to completing a full marathon to train twice as hard. When signing up with Emmanuel, he will specialise in specific training for you to complete the event. Just to be clear, this doesn’t mean that we will be running for 60 minutes each session. We believe this is not the best use of your time. Emmanuel will focus on improving your cardio, all over body strength including core, and running technique. We will expect you to schedule your runs outside of sessions..
It is very important to focus on other aspects other than running. For example your core strength. This training alines your hips, pelvis, lower back, and abs, making sure that they all work in sync. Keeping your core tight ensures that your torso doesn’t move too much and keeps you from deflecting energy, so therefore, you will run faster.
Emmanuel will also spend time focusing on conditioning work and will implement a lot of stretching within the program. This will ensure there is a reduced risk of obtaining an injury. It will also help with flexibility and will increase your range of movement (ROM). This, in turn, will lengthen your stride which will improve your running.
If you want to train for the full event you will run for 26.2 miles. This will require even more training than the half marathon. However, the same training principles will apply, but you will have to train for longer prior to the event and harder. Having a focus will implement a lot of drive and determination.
The difference between running a half marathon and a full marathon is that throughout the half marathon your body has enough glycogen stored to use as energy. However, in the full marathon, your body has to use fat to utilise and gain energy. Therefore, within your marathon training, you will need to participate in long, long runs to put your body in a state where your body has to utilize fat.