Marathon training tips are everywhere, but they only show us part of the picture

If you want to learn how to train smarter for your next marathon, the Running for Real Marathon Training Podcast Series will give you everything you need.

Don’t you hate when you are looking for specific help with your marathon training and racing, but all you can find is a marathon training plan or generic advice?

We know a plan is important, but what about the rest of it?

Marathons take a lot of time, energy, hard work, and preparation to get them right…it’s not just about following a marathon training schedule.

No matter how good your training went, one wrong move can mean your race falls apart in minutes. How to train for a marathon doesn’t just include the long runs and hard workouts, it also includes learning all the little things, like how to train for a hilly race or run a negative split in a marathon.

Whether you are trying to run under 4 hours in the marathon, run a Boston Qualifier, or just wanting to cross the finish line, this marathon training podcast series will give you all the information you need to train smarter and go into that last long run before your marathon feeling confident. 

You’ll hear from renowned experts and coaches in the running world – including Amby Burfoot, Ben Rosario, and more – on how to successfully run a faster marathon…or actually enjoy a marathon for the first time in your life.

Take the first step to having that marathon where you cross the finish line with tears streaming down your face and a GIANT smile. Download the Marathon Training Series today!

This series includes:

5+ hours of audio content

  • Interviews with marathon experts and coaches giving you advice for your next marathon to make it your best one yet
  • Listen on the go, in your car, or on those boring long runs!

6 episodes packed with advice for marathoners training for an upcoming race

  • Each episode focuses on a specific aspect of marathon training that you will need to succeed
  • Easy to navigate and find the information you need

Marathon training guide to give you workouts, long run ideas, and how to recover correctly

  • Detailed, easy-to-use guide with bullet points from interviews
  • Additional resources and useful product discounts

Your questions the Marathon Series will answer:

Mistakes marathoners make

  • Why do things always go wrong in my marathons?
  • Why do I struggle so much on my hard days?
  • With so much advice everywhere, how do you know what to listen to?
  • How do I make sure my next marathon is better than my last?

Training correctly for marathons

  • When should I start training for my marathon?
  • How often should do speed work?
  • Is there a minimum days a week I should be running?
  • Does every marathoner need a coach?
  • Should all long runs be the same speed?

Learn to run by feel

  • How do I know what my marathon pace feels like?
  • How do you run the right pace on hilly courses?
  • How to run your best when there are big crowds
  • Why does going out slower help me run faster?

How to believe you can do this

  • How many tune up races should I do?
  • What do marathoners need to remember the week before a race?
  • How to handle taper crazies
  • The best workout to do the week before the marathon

How to race well in a marathon

  • How do I stop myself going out too fast in the marathon?
  • How do I pick which marathon to do?
  • How much food and drink do I need in my marathon?
  • If you have to stop to use the bathroom, how do you not let it affect you mentally?
  • How to get through the tough part when you want to quit

Featuring these marathon experts:


Laura Fountain

Roberto Mandje

Ben Rosario

Amby Burfoot

Luke Humphreys

Esther Atkins

Take it from them:

Who are you and why should I trust you?

Hi, I am Tina, the founder of Running for Real. I am a 2:36 marathoner, 1:13 half marathoner, and have run for Great Britain on the world level. While I have stepped away from elite running myself, I still want to do what I can to help others with their running goals.

In the 300+ Running For Real Podcast episodes I have hosted, along with listening to what runners like you want to know, I have been able to create these resources to make your journey as a runner a little easier. We all know its overwhelming to know what to do when there is conflciting advice. We hope Running For Real becomes the place you go for answers you can trust.

You can find out more about me and my story on this page. Take my hand, let’s do this together!