Training Zone

Here you will find all the information you need to train for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

Training Plans
Follow our training plans to get you into shape for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.  
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner there is a guide that will suit you.
8 Week Pre Training Schedule If you have not run for a long time, or would benefit from some extra training before starting your marathon training programme the below 8 week pre-training schedule will really help.
Marathon Training Plans If you have entered the Edinburgh Marathon these plans are designed for you.
Half Marathon Training Plans -These plans are for you if you have entered the EMF Half Marathon.
10K Training Plans - Check out these plans if you have entered the EMF 10K.
Training Tips
Marathon TalkMarathon Talk - Presented by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams.
Marathon Talk is the UK's number one running podcast available for free every Wednesday via iTunes and Marathon Talk.  With around 60,000 listeners each month and a growing running community of 11,000 runners Marathon Talk is presented by experienced coaches and runners Martin Yelling and Tom Williams. The magazine style show features news from the world of running, event reviews and reports, interviews with inspiring champions and real runners, training and coaching advice, and the hilarious Tony's Trials.  Marathon Talk is a friendly, approachable and connected community of runners who participate in the shows 'challenges'  and support each other. Join in on Facebook.  Follow Marathon Talk on Twitter.
Marathon Talk
Food and fluid intake are essential parts of marathon training. When you get it right you will give yourself the best chance to achieve your best performance on race day.
Hydration Advice - Hydration and Exercise Tips supported by Strathmore Spring Water, the official water supplier of EMF.
Nutrition Guide - Race Day Nutrition Guide provided by High5, the official energy supplier of EMF.
Hydration Stations on Race Day - This page will provide you with location details of water and energy stations for EMF.
Medical, health and injury information to assist you while training and on race day.
Runners Medical Resource - This resource is the product of a joint arrangement between leading UK Road Races and Triathlons