A first-hand experience from our Choose a Challenge team member, Ben, along with a team of 20 other students and staff, about taking on a marathon in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. He discusses what it is like to explore Scotland’s capital for the first time and run in our Edinburgh Marathon Challenge.
Getting the gear you need for your upcoming trek can be really exciting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. To give you a hand in finding the equipment you need, we’ve put together a list of what we think is some of the most essential gear you’ll need to look out for.
You’re in Edinburgh to run a marathon but you still have plenty of time to explore the city, so what do you do? Don’t worry, not only are there several unbelievable activities to take part in in this historic city, but we have also gone ahead and compiled some of our favorites for you!
When you're running a marathon, the last thing you need is to be held back by uncomfortable gear or a chafing vest. Take the same approach to race-day wear as you do to race-day itself, and practice, practice, practice!
Training for a marathon can come with some common nags and pains. What are the most common injuries facing runners and how can you treat or altogether avoid them? Find out in this blog!
Long summer days means more time to get outside and log those runs. Here are some tips on how to make training in the summer months manageable.
Here's a really in-depth guide provided by the team at Runner's World, to help you prepare for your marathon.
Race day can be incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. Here are our top five tips, to make sure your race day is enjoyable, memorable and safe.
There are various types of run, and each presents a different set of challenges and benefits. Here, we cover three types of run you may encounter, and what each is like.
Tapering is essential in the weeks before your run, to avoid fatigue and muscle damage. Here, we explore what tapering is, and why you need to do it.
What is carb loading? How does it affect my body? Why do I need to do it? What do I need to do to make sure I'm keeping my body healthy when I run? All the answers and more in this blog!
Being Vegan and training for a marathon is completely fine! When training for a marathon you need to make sure your body has plenty of energy. Protein and carbohydrates are a vital part of your diet.
Find out how to balance the national pastime of college students while still staying healthy and getting your training done right!
4 Simple rules to follow in order to fuel your body healthily and get ready for your marathon.
How to decide on the best shoe and what will keep your legs healthy.
Building the right muscles to keep your legs running through the finish line
After you've mastered the 5k, and before your start your marathon training comes the 10k. Here's the CaCh 10k training plan!
Everyone has to start somewhere! Here's the Choose a Challenge training plan to get you started running 5k!
What is the "runner's wall" and how to beat it!
You've got 10 and 5k down, and now its time to start the real preparation. This is the Choose a Challenge recommended marathon training program for anyone looking to run a marathon- beginner or expert!