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Ep25: Pete Cooper & James Thie - How to Train for a Marathon

Ep. 25

Why is having a structured training plan important? What are the most common mistakes people make in training for a marathon? How do you get the taper right?


We are joined by Pete Cooper, founder of the official coaching app for the London Marathon, Coopah, and James Thie, head coach for Coopah. We hear about the inspiring story behind starting Coopah and how it has gone on to helping so many people achieve their goals, realising the importance of both the physical and mental side of running.


We also get plenty of tips on how to approach and structure marathon training, how to stick to a plan when lacking motivation, what to do in the taper period and how to get the most out of yourself on race day!


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If you’re enjoying our conversations, please do us a big favour and leave us a rating on Spotify/Apple. You can also follow us on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube: @5mileseasy.


A big thanks to our sponsors for this episode:


VELOFORTE: if you’re looking for a natural way to fuel your training with real ingredients, no artificial nasties and no compromise on taste, Veloforte is for you. Veloforte has an incredible range of kitchen crafted bars, shakes and chews to power your performance and provide an optimal balance of essential ingredients to look after your overall wellness. Head to veloforte.com to check out the full range and use code 5MILES for 30% off.


PUMA RUNNING: From easy runs to race day, Puma has you covered from head to toe. And the race day shoe that everyone is talking about? The new Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite 2. Built to break your PBs, the Fast-R2 has a full carbon plate and super responsive NITRO™️ ELITE foam technology for unbeatable speed, propulsion and cushioning. To get 20% off, use the code 5ME20 at uk.puma.com

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