Including a couple of key steps in your training can allow you to achieve a faster marathon. Get yourself a coach that considers your training, scheduling, lifestyle and recovery.
Know your “why” Know why you run, why you race and why you are wanting to achieve your goals. Your body and mind go hand in hand when setting your goals.
Make sure you have two long(ish) runs into your weekly programme This means including 2 x 2-hour runs or 25km, whichever comes first. This will aid endurance and grit, both qualities you’ll be looking for when running your marathon. You can also add a shorter quality set in the middle of one of these runs to remind your tired legs what it will feel like when racing.