Do you want to run a marathon?
Your body was designed to run long distances, I can show you how to finish your first marathon with CONFIDENCE.
How can you finish your first marathon with confidence? If you are running a bit already, you can finish a marathon. I will show you how to transform yourself into a marathon finisher.
Confidence is the most important part of marathon running. This course will build your body and your confidence through an efficient training plan which will take less time than you might think. I will show you how to improve your running technique so you can run further and faster with less effort, while avoiding injuries.
Preparing your body and mind for the challenge of marathon running will change your life. I want you to experience this incredible experience as you transition from self-doubt to full self-confidence as a runner. The skills you learn by training for your first marathon can be applied to other big crazy goals in life. You will impress yourself and everyone you know by finishing your first marathon with confidence!
Buying this course will provide you:
I created this course because I want you to finish your marathon with confidence. If you put in the work, I will do whatever it takes to get you across that finish line. Running is one of the few things in life you will never regret. Let's get started now!
Finish your first marathon before you start running by committing to this course
Learn this foundation to improve your overall running technique
For more information about me, visit www.simonscotting.com
Let's stay in touch
This course is like a living "book" you can read and return to when you have questions. I will continue to add material to the course over time.
You will get warm, you will sweat, you will chafe. Prepare for it with the right running gear.
How to choose shoes and socks for running
Don't let bad weather prevent you from training. Challenge yourself to stick to the training plan by preparing bad weather clothing for your runs.
Your running gear should build confidence and reduce friction (in every sense).
The training plan for this course will focus on building your distance so you can finish your first marathon. Here's how to decide which version of the plan to follow.
Enter a marathon for motivation in starting and sticking to the training plan
Plan your training run routes ahead of time to make them more interesting.
Schedule your runs to make sure they happen
Focus on the plan and the results will take care of themselves
Running should feel easy
Run faster, further, and more efficiently by improving your leg movement
Make it easier for your legs to carry your upper half when running
Gradually improve your pace by focusing on individual body parts
Running uphill and downhill is good practice for the marathon, but also good training for running in general
Simple bodyweight training exercises and sample routine with progression. This is optional (like everything in life).
Getting enough sleep is the only way to make positive fitness gains from your training. During the day, try to move more.
When to stretch, and why rolling is better
Your belief or doubt will determine your ability to do something
Own the Suck... Don't let the Suck own you
Reduce the complexity and quantity of decisions by simplifying decisions. Avoid re-deciding whenever possible.
Only boring runners get bored while running :)
Willpower is required to stick to the training plan, here's how to increase yours
You need to build real Confidence through training and good gear which you can spend during the race.
Consistently following the training plan will develop your physical body, practice decision-making, and build confidence
Negative thoughts are inevitable with long-distance running, but you can choose how to respond to it.
Running will make you more aware of what you eat. Cleaning up your diet will make your runs feel different
Eating and drinking during long runs take some practice. Eating and drinking after long runs is important to progress recovery.
Do your experimenting during the training runs, stick to what you know works well on race day.
Apply your practice with planning training runs to plan your race day logistics
Visiting the registration event is a good way to check where the race start is
Your training is done, so relax. There is nothing more you can do to prepare, only things to avoid which could hurt you tomorrow.
Control your energy, you will need it later
Playing games is the best way to get through the middle of the race
Good decisions prevent bad things from happening, but sometimes the race does not go to plan. Here's what to do.
The real only starts after 32km (20mi) and is against yourself
You can do this. You are more capable of greatness than you think.
There are some important things you can do after the race (and tomorrow) to recover quickly.
Regular life can seem dull after your first marathon. The fight back starts before the race is over.
How soon can/should you run another marathon?
Did you enjoy overcoming your self-doubt? Push your boundaries even further.
Training for a marathon is a meta-exercise is achieving big crazy goals in life.
Stay in touch. Forever.
Strava: Simon Scotting
Instagram/ Twitter: @simonscotting
British-American currently living in London, but at home anywhere in the world.
I experiment constantly with ways to improve my efficiency and effectiveness.
I have been running long distances for years and wanted to share my knowledge gained through experience. Once you build a solid fitness foundation, it is easy to maintain and improve it.
Let's connect, I enjoy meeting new people.
I also enjoy creating successful systems and making big things happen. I get easily frustrated when I am not making progress and my emotional intelligence is low (sorry if I hurt your feelings).
I believe the human body was designed to run long distances, not to sit in a chair looking at screens. However, when I do sit in a chair to look at screens I want to be as productive as possible.
I am embarrassed by my procrastination habit. It's getting better, but sometimes I relapse.
I prefer train travel to planes, even if it takes much longer.
There's too much to write about me to be contained in here, but feel free to ask me anything.