Marathon Coaching

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Tempted by a marathon? 

Do you need support and guidance to get you there? At ForgetTheGym, that’s exactly what we love to do. We want everyone to feel the buzz of crossing their first marathon finishline, and help experienced marathon runners improve. Our marathon programmes are led by Irish Times Running Coach Mary who has completed more than 45 marathons and ultra marathons so has made all the mistakes and learnt all the lessons at this stage. Since 2007 she has coached runners of all fitness levels to complete and enjoy the marathon.

Read reviews of the marathon programme : What our previous students had to say

We are so proud and honoured to be part of so many marathon stories.

For Dublin Marathon 2017, we have 3 options for you :

  • First Timers Programme – €160 – Sign up
  • Improvers Programme – €160 – Sign up
  • Marathon Club – €95 – Sign up

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First Time Marathoner

First Time Marathoner Programme is open to Men and Women who wish to train for their first marathon (and can now run 10k).

What’s included :

  • 2 Evening Workshops providing expert advice (details below)
  • Detailed Training Plans and Training Logs
  • Weekly videos and emails
  • Online support over the 16 weeks
  • Marathon Training Forum and community
  • Race Day Support (at Dublin Marathon)
  • Informal meetups for weekend long runs
  • Discounts on all other ForgetTheGym Workshops
  • Access to Online Database of Running Articles, Videos and Marathon Tips
  • Discounts on running gear and sports massages from our partners
  • SIGN UP: First Time Marathoner – €160
FirstTimers Workshops What is covered Workshop Dates
Workshop 1: Get Started and Build the long runs
  • Goal setting and Planning
  • Structure your training
  • What to expect in marathon
  • Injury prevention
  • Motivation
  • Running Gadgets
  • Tackling the Long Run
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Mental Training
  • Strength and Flexibility
  • Core Training
Thurs 29th June 2017

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Docklands

6.30pm – 9.30pm

All Summer Long :
  • Online Support
  • Facebook Forum
  • Weekly Videos and Tips
  • Meetups for long runs
  • Training plan support
  • Camaraderie and group support
Keeping you motivated all summer long
Workshop 2: The Final Countdown
  • How to Taper correctly
  • Your last long run
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Race Psychology
  • The Final Weeks – Nutrition
  • What to expect on race day
  • Avoiding Race Day Mistakes
  • Avoiding the dreaded WALL

 

Thurs 28th Sep 2017

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Docklands

6.30pm – 9.30pm


Improver Marathoner

Improve your Marathon Programme is open to Men and Women who have completed at least 1 marathon – however slowly. We build on your experience and offer you all the tips and support to help you get more out of your training and improve your marathon performance.

What’s included :

  • 2 Evening Workshops providing expert advice (details below)
  • Detailed Training Plans and Training Logs
  • Weekly videos and emails
  • Online support over the 16 weeks
  • Marathon Training Forum and community
  • Race Day Support (at Dublin Marathon)
  • Informal meetups for weekend long runs
  • Discounts on all other ForgetTheGym Workshops
  • Access to Online Database of Running Articles, Videos and Marathon Tips
  • Discounts on running gear and sports massages from our partners
  • Sign Up: Improver Marathoner – Price €160
Improvers Workshop What is covered Workshop Dates
Workshop 1: Getting focused
  • Goal setting and Planning
  • Structure your training
  • Lessons learnt from last time
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports Psychology
  • Motivation
  • Improving Speed
  • Injury Prevention
  • Strength Training
Thurs 6th July 2017

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Docklands

6.30pm – 9.30pm

All Summer Long : Keeping you motivated
  • Online Support
  • Facebook Forum
  • Weekly Videos and Tips
  • Meetups for long runs
  • Training plan support
  • Camaraderie and group support
All summer long
Workshop 2: Race Day Preparation
  • Running Technique
  • Race Day Preparation
  • Mental Training
  • Cadence and Foot Strike
  • Technique Tips
  • Recovery Strategies
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Tapering Tips
  • Race day strategy
Wed 4th Oct 2017

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Docklands

6.30pm – 9.30pm

 

Marathon Club

FTG Marathon Club is open to Men and Women who have completed at least 2 marathons with ForgetTheGym. The only difference between this option and the improvers programme is that you will not attend workshops in this Programme.

As part of the Marathon Club, you will receive our weekly emails, videos and usual support in the buildup to Dublin Marathon. Your training plan is reviewed by Mary, who is also available for online support, any questions (and dramas) over the buildup. You will also avail of the discounts from our partners.

SIGN UP  to our Marathon Club.

 

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All workshops take place in Dublin Docklands – Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane (beside Bord Gais Energy Theatre).

If you have any questions on the marathon programmes , please send Mary an email.

 

Locations

Our classes take place outdoors at the following locations across Dublin:

Sandymount, Dublin
Clontarf, Dublin

Our workshops take place at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin Docklands.

Chirunning events take place outdoors in local parks or at your club or venue.

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