After wrapping up my marathon this spring, I’ve determined it’s time to run one other one this fall – and I’m aiming to beat my time!

Let me take you thru what my summer time marathon coaching routine will seem like, together with how I gas and get well from that coaching.

As I spotlight fueling and restoration routine, I’ve partnered with the Canadian Beverage Affiliation (CBA) to showcase the function of 100% juice in my food regimen for Juice Celebration Month.  100% juice is unbelievable gas and restoration for my exercises as a result of pure sugar content material (the quickest gas), electrolytes and the water content material – extra on that shortly.

Let me begin by clarify the coaching routine:


My coaching might be consisting of about 5 exercise days every week, with two relaxation days. These exercises will encompass:

Weekly Lengthy Runs

The weekly lengthy runs are key to construct endurance. I might be doing them on Saturdays most weekends. These runs I take at a slower tempo, as I’m working to construct my distance again up slowly. I’ll improve the space of those by not more than 10% every week.

Straightforward Restoration Runs
These runs I might be doing about twice every week. The aim of those is to get my physique used to operating on drained legs. They are going to be executed after my lengthy runs and after a pace exercise all through the week. They may also assist pace up my restoration from these runs.

Velocity Work
Speedwork is definitely probably the most essential elements of marathon training (along with endurance and energy coaching, in fact). It will get you out of your consolation zone, forces you to run with extra environment friendly type, teaches you restoration instruments, and prepares you for the push of adrenaline you’ll expertise on race day. For those who all the time prepare on the similar pace, you may’t count on to race any in another way. Velocity exercises additionally assist improve your VO2 max, or how effectively your physique makes use of oxygen. The extra oxygen you may eat and use correctly all through your run, the longer you’ll be capable to maintain a tempo.

I might be doing about two classes of interval/ speedwork throughout marathon coaching.

Power Coaching
Personally, that is what I’ve to work on. Power coaching doesn’t come naturally to me. Nevertheless, operating sooner requires stronger muscle tissue. Your legs, hips, and core all must be robust to propel you ahead with extra energy in every step. I’m incorporating two energy coaching classes every week by movies from Youtube or the Pelaton app. My desire is to make use of physique weight energy coaching exercises or mild weights.


Fueling appropriately is equally as essential as doing the correct coaching. Particularly within the heat, summer time months, when your physique is working additional laborious throughout the exercises.

I’ll do my simple runs fasted, nonetheless I must have gas in my physique throughout the lengthy runs and pace exercises. I additionally deliver gas with me throughout my lengthy runs. The right pre-run and during-run gas is 100% juice. Let me clarify why.

100% juice incorporates solely naturally occurring sugar from fruit. The sugar content material in a single 250 ml glass of orange juice is about the identical as two medium oranges. I favor to drink juice proper earlier than a long term vs consuming the entire fruit, as a result of I don’t want the fibre earlier than a run. Having fibre earlier than a run can decelerate the pace that our physique can uptake or use the sugar for gas. An excessive amount of fibre may result in gastrointestinal cramps – which isn’t fascinating throughout a long term.

In the course of the summer time lengthy runs, I like to make a do-it-yourself electrolyte drink with 100% fruit juice. 100% fruit juice is a superb supply of important vitamins and phytonutrients. Actually, those that drink 100% fruit juice have a greater high quality food regimen than individuals who don’t! Individuals who drink fruit juice have larger intakes of vitamin A, C, folate and magnesium. The 100% fruit juice electrolyte drink will change minerals misplaced in sweat and likewise present the wanted hydration for throughout the run.

My favorite do-it-yourself sports activities drink is under. Merely combine the whole lot collectively and retailer in pitcher.

  • 2 cups of 100% juice (my desire is Orange Juice)
  • 2 cups chilly water
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp magnesium citrate

Proper after my lengthy runs, it’s essential to gas inside a half hour – I normally make a smoothie once I get house with (you guessed it) 100% fruit juice, a banana and a few protein powder. I’ll then have a full meal an hour or two later with carbohydrates, veggies and protein.

There you have got it – my summer time exercise and fueling routine! Thanks once more to the Canadian Beverage Affiliation for working with me to deliver you this put up. I hope this has offered some data for the way 100% fruit juice may be a part of and improve your nutritious diet.