Incorporating strength training into your Marathon Training Plan will be beneficial for improving overall performance and preventing injuries. Strengthening key muscle groups involved in running, such as the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles, can enhance running economy, making each stride more efficient.

Strength training will improve posture, balance, and overall body mechanics, contributing to better running form and efficiency. At CSS Fitness, we will strategically incorporate our running specific strength programme alongside the Marathon Training Plan. Below, you will find options based on your Marathon goal time.


Programme Breakdown

After badly injuring my back, the last thing I thought I would be doing was running the 2018 London Marathon only 10 months later. This would not have been possible without Chris and after a consultation where I explained my injury, my lack of running experience and that I had a place in the London marathon we began training.

Laura Ewbank, Recoverd from prolapsed disc and be pain-free. Completed The London Marathon 2018
Laura Ewbank - Testimonial - pic 2

Chris is an excellent trainer. On day 1 Chris sat down with me to discuss my aims and lifestyle to ensure the programme he was creating would fit in and be realistic and manageable alongside my hectic job and social life. Once the detailed programme was created, Chris set about educating me on how to eat to fuel to ensure I would have the energy to see me through the more demanding weeks of training.

Jade Cherry, Successfully Completed The London Marathon 2018
Introduction - Jade London Marathon
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  • 15 Weeks of 1-2-1 Personal Training

  • Welcome Pack

  • Calorie Guide

  • Tailored Nutritional Plan

  • The Marathon Training Plan

  • Recommended Supplementation

  • Recipe Books

  • Periodised Running Specific Strength Programme

  • Onsite Physiotherapy

15 Sessions

  • 1 x 1hr Sessions Per Week
  • £50 per hour

30 Sessions

  • 2 x 1hr Sessions Per Week
  • £48 per hour

45 Sessions

  • 3 x 1hr Sessions Per Week
  • £46 per hour


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