Online Marathon Training
I still think running a marathon is one of the greatest achievements and challenges we can give to ourselves. It brings out the best and worst in us, it proves what we can do if we really focus and train and it also
opens the doors to many other possibilities that we may feel have been unachievable in our lives...yes all that from running!
When I ran and finished my first marathon (Melbourne), the feeling of euphoria was incredible, at that moment (when I crossed the finish line) if anyone had thrown out a challenge to me I would of accepted it and achieved it..I felt unbeatable..I was king of the world!
Even today when I'm having a bad day or not feeling on top of things, I think back to that moment and it still lifts me, so five years on I can still use it to better myself and achieve more dreams, all just from running that marathon... I believe every runner should run a marathon, it will change your life!
Is it an easy thing to do? No
Will it require time and commitment? Yes
Will it make you tired, grumpy, sore, fed up? Maybe!!
Will it be one of the most amazing individual achievements of your lifetime? You Betcha
If you read through all my blogs on my marathons (I'm training for my 9th), you will soon see that I am a Lazy Runner. Sure I run marathons, I finish them, I party afterwards, but the dominant factor in all my programs is I train to my ability. I do what I have to do for me and no more! I don't run everyday, I don't run hundreds of miles a week, I listen to my body..and I still run and complete marathons.
This is the way I train and it has worked or me over 20 years of running and countless half marathons
and marathons... my biggest boast to date is I've never had an injury..and I have no intention of getting one. Sure I get niggles and pains every now and again and mentally I struggle at times, but I deal with all of that in my training program, I have the lows (as well as the highs) written in...this is the method I use when I coach my marathon runners..and it works..time and time again
My online marathon training program incorporates a good solid training program with hints and tips to help you achieve your dream of running a marathon. The progam is designed to your needs, no one elses.
The Lazy Runner Online Marathon Training program is for everyone. First time marathoners, previous marathon attemptees, and marathon runners who would like to improve their times and performances, or maybe just want to take on a different marathon..because the programs are individual they cater to all runners needs.
Your online Marathon training program involves
· You will start by answering a personal questionnaire based on your current health and fitness levels, past experiences with running and fitness programs, your work and personal timetable and your goals
· You will have email contact and telephone back up with your trainer weekly
· Your program will be based on the level of fitness you are at right now
· You will be required to give feedback weekly and your following weeks program will be based on that feedback
· Your program will be based on the marathon you select for yourself, and the program will count down until that date (allow at least 4 months prior to run). Or you can ask me for advice on a good marathon for you to aim for
· Your program will also include tips on running, diet, injury and any other aspect of your fitness that you would like included
Programs range from 3-6 months
Half Marathon Program $200
Full Marathon Program $300
"Before I started online training with Marie, the longest distance I had ever run was 14km (city to surf). Marie trained me for my first half marathon - gearing me up consistently over a few months, giving me tips along the way and changing my program weekly to match how I was going. For me, the biggest benefit from having a trainer, was simply that I had to be 'accountable' to someone (Marie) as she asked me to email back at the end of each week to answer questions on how I went with my running goals for the week. For me that 'accountability' was all that I needed ensure that I was running 3 times a week - even in crazily busy times, I'd think "I can't skip that run coz I'll have to explain to marie why!". Marie is very reliable and quick with email replies, which is important when you're busy and need to plan your next training week and also if you need advice on how to make last minute changes to the program.
I just ran my first half marathon a few days ago and although I started off with the goal of just 'finishing' it, once i was pretty confident that wasn't going to be an issue I ended up setting a time goal, and then on race day ended up running 14mins faster than my goal of 2 hours! I also distinctly remember the feeling I had on the day when I went for my first training run longer than 14km and the realisation that on that day it was the longest I had ever run in my life!! All in all, online training with Marie is such a cost-effective way of training - I can achieve the same goals as i would with a face-to-face personal trainer, for the price of a couple of coffees a week!"
Monique was online coached for her first Half Marathon in Sydney, May 2012
“When I first contacted Marie, I had run 5km only a couple of times and had a base probably closer to 3km. At age 55, the thought of running even 10k was almost unbelievable, but I was inspired by her statement that "Everyone can run and that all runners can run a marathon", and so I dared to dream of running a half Marathon. Marie put me on a tried and tested 3 day per week program, combining speed (interval, tempo) work with a gradual increase in distance, with inbuilt flexibility based on how I was doing each week. Within weeks, I was running longer and faster, and saw my 5k and later my 10k times start to plummet. Along the way, Marie advised me on everything from posture and stride, biomechanics, lifting pace by percentages and recovery running, nutrition, carb loading, hydration, stretches and much more. We even managed to fit in two races (10k and 14k) along the way. Half Marathon Race day came around and I ran over the finish line, 2hrs and 3mins later with a smile on my face and pride in my heart that will last a very long time. Many thanks Marie for your coaching, friendly support and encouragement, plus expert advice. That was the best money I’ve spent in years”.
Kevin- Melbourne- Ran First Half Marathon in Geelong
"Never imagined I would run my first full marathon at 60 yrs, that was before I found Marie and Lazy Runner. LR created a program that suited my experience and kept me motivated and improving my endurance including speed work. Overall I gained confidence from the personalized coaching specific to me, expertise advise on my running technique, diet, hydration etc. Marie's passion for running and enjoyment in coaching me to achieve my goal came through with our weekly 'one on one' communication sessions. With the help of LR, I became stronger both physically and mentally and running distances that I never imagined I would ever run. Recommend 'Lazy Runner On Line' coaching for experienced runners wanting to increase their potential, runners who want to take the next step to 5kms, 10kms, half or full marathon and the beginner runner. Many thanks Marie for coaching me to complete my first full marathon, could not have done it without you"
Helen from Colac
'Helen was online coached for the Hobart Cadbury Marathon 2012'