1 One of the primary elements of marathon training is building your weekly mileage over time. Start with running 3-5 times per week. Most marathon training plans range from 12-20 weeks. Marathoners should aim to build their weekly mileage up to 50 miles over the four months leading up to race day.
2 Building up to a weekly long run is advised as it will build your confidence up, lets your body adjust to longer distances and teaches you how to burn fat for fuel.
3 Practice speed work which involves tempo and interval runs to increase your overall cardio capacity.
4 Meal preps are recommended to help with training as the lead up to the actual marathon, during the race and that all-important post run recovery.