Get set for the big one with some pre-race training sessions and upgraded kit
Strength is a fundamental component in long distance running training, so make sure you add WIT Training’s new Endurance class to your schedule. Starting at 8pm every Wednesday, it will challenge your aerobic system by learning to pace in different gears.
If ever there was an excuse to go and splash your cash on snazzy new running gear, the London Marathon is it. We love Sweaty Betty’s super-stretchy Power Leggings (£75) – they’re perfect for running as well as those all-important HIIT sessions. Oh, and they’re bum sculpting too. Result.
Hardcore training requires some nutritional support. Priority number one: get some protein into those muscles fast to fuel recovery. The new shakes at Protein Haus (Mocha Nut Blast is our personal favourite) will do just that, or treat yourself to a tasty Protein Pie, made with coconut and cacao and other goodies.