6 reasons why it’s good to have a marathon coach

One of the great joys of distance running is its simplicity.

You just put your kit on and run.

But many runners find a bit of input from a marathon coach can be a great benefit.

The coach might be a running partner, or another runner with more experience of the marathon than you.

Why having a marathon coach helps

Here are 6 things you might want to get out from having a coach:

  • Helping you with designing your training program
  • Acting as someone to tell about your progress
  • Providing an outside view on whether your training program is working well for you
  • Spotting if you are over-training and tell you to ease off
  • Cheering you up when things go against you
  • Making you feel confident that you are on target to achieve your marathon targets.