Marathon Training & Preparation Packages
It’s that time of year again, that dreaded point when you find out if you have been successful in securing a London Marathon ballot place.
If you are lucky enough to have been accepted (it really is a lottery), or have opted for a charity place, then you might be thinking…
“Oh no, Help! Where do I even start?”
The London Marathon is one of the greatest sporting events in the world, but the 7 months before the marathon can be a daunting journey, especially if you are new to running, or have never taken part in a marathon before.
It’s time to embrace the challenge and enjoy it. And with the right expertise help, it can be an enjoyable, positive and rewarding journey.
So you’ve been accepted…What now?
There’s 26.2 miles to build up to and so much to think about… getting to marathon worthy condition requires a lot training and even more dedication.
It’s vital to get the training process right, to ensure that you prevent pain and injury along the way.
There is just so much to think about!
How often should you train? How far should you run and when? What is the best way to build the mileage up?
What routes should you run?
How do you prevent pain and injury?
Should you be strength training as well as running?
What should you eat and drink and how much? Should you be taking supplements?
Is your running technique (gait) up to scratch?
How do you recover properly between training sessions?
What footwear is best?
Should you carry on playing your sport whilst training for the Marathon?
When should you start the ‘tapering’ process?
Why not let all the hard work (apart from the running) be done for you?
Using a blend of sport science concepts, physical and manual therapy; we have a range of flexible and tailored packages to optimise your training, recovery, performance and injury prevention- everything you need to go from 0 to 26.2 without breaking down.
The Bronze Package
Get the fundamentals sorted!
1 x Nutrition Programme
1 x Training Programme
1 x Recovery Protocol
1 x Initial Consultation (Running Gait Assessment, Biomechanical Assessment & Action Plan)
FREE 45 minute Post Marathon Recovery Massage!
The Silver Package
Get some much needed TLC along the way
Everything included in the Bronze package
2 x 60 minute Sports Massage
The Gold Package
The ultimate preparation package
Everything included in the Bronze Package
6 x 45 minute Sports Massage (1 every month)
What do the programmes contain?
The Nutrition Programme:
A tailored plan that provides you with an optimal strategy to fuel your body appropriately, helping you to get the most out of your training.
Structuring your macro-nutrient (carbohydrate, protein and fat) and fluid intake for performance, recovery and injury prevention.
The Training Programme:
Taking all the guess work out of your training regime.
Including a mileage building plan, accessory workouts and strength training protocol.
The Recovery Protocol:
A proven, evidence based system to maximise your recovery between training sessions so that you can stick to your training plan whilst minimising the aches, pains and fatigue that comes with all your hard work pounding the pavements.
The Running Gait & Biomechanical Assessment
Your ideal opportunity to get to grips with your running technique and correct your muscle imbalances before you start hitting some long miles- by far the best way to minimise your risk of pain and injury!
It really works! Don't just take our word for it...
From Novice Runner to Marathon Finisher: A Success Story
The London Marathon has been a high priority on my bucket list, and despite being a keen football, rugby and cricket player I never really had done much running at all or took it that seriously, and decided to give myself a new challenge.
When I found out that I was accepted in the London Marathon ballot, I was extremely excited but did not know where to start and therefore a tad nervous. There is just so much to think about! Nutrition, training patterns, footwear, recovery, injury prevention, strength endurance training, running gait… the list goes on! So that is when I decided to seek out some expert help.
Danny at Peak Performance Therapy was incredibly helpful, and provided me with the structure that I really needed. We started by analysing my running gait to ensure that I do not develop any bad habits through training and helped me to really get to grips with how best to build up my miles safely and effectively, with the support of good nutrition and recovery practices. He also helped me get my head round the tapering process as I neared the event itself.
This was also supported by sports massage treatment to look after my tissue health. Building up so many miles and running in the cold winter nights really can take its toll, but having a regular sports massage helped me to prevent injury, pain and fatigue and enabled me to get the most out of my training, so I was confident that despite that this was the first marathon that I had ever attempted, that I could finish it.
Not only was Danny very supportive throughout the whole process, he was there on the day for further moral support, and a sports massage after the race was incredibly helpful to my recovery.
I can’t thank Danny enough for his expertise and well rounded service, the combination of Sport Science and Therapy was undoubtedly beneficial for my journey from a new comer to running to a marathon finisher.”
D. Vanderputt- Peak Performance Therapy Client and Virgin London Marathon Finisher 2017
Giving Something Back
Let’s not forget one of the most important underpinning reasons for the London Marathon- raising money for good causes.
I am a firm believer in giving something back and that’s why for all customers that will be running under a charity placement, or have successfully secured a ballot place and have taken on an optional charity...
5% of the package price will be donated to your designated charity.
If you are a seasoned marathon runner and feel that you don’t need all of this expert support, but would still like to take care of your muscles and joints throughout the training process, then why not opt for one of our signature sports massage packages.
6 x 60 minute sessions for the price of 5
12 x 60 minute sessions for the price of 10
If you would like to know more about the benefits of Sports Massage and how this can help your Marathon journey, why not check out this very informative blog post!
To book your Marathon Training & Preparation Support Package or Signature Sports Massage Package contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To book your sports massage or initial consultation online, visit:
Danny Baker MSc BSc (Hons) GSR
Sports Rehabilitation & Exercise Medicine Specialist
Sports & Exercise Scientist
Peak Performance Therapy Ltd
All packages must be paid in advance at the time of or prior to the initial consultation. Packages are non-refundable unless evidence of a deferred place is provided.