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Fun Ways To Keep the Spark Alive During Marathon Training

marathon training guide

Training for the Bali Marathon? You’re awesome! Pat yourself on the back for taking this epic journey to push your physical and mental limits. But let’s be honest, there will be days when running sounds as appealing as folding laundry…on a Tuesday night. Fear not, fellow marathon runner! We have a few fun tricks to keep your motivation sky-high.

So ditch the inner couch potato and get ready to transform into a running hero (minus the cape). Follow our motivation-boosting marathon training guide, and you’ll be rocking the Bali Marathon starting line with confidence, ready to crush those 42 kilometres!

Create a Marathon Training Plan

Crafting a well-rounded marathon training program is essential for success on race day. Start by setting clear goals, considering your current fitness level, desired race pace, and target finish time. Mix it up with long runs, speed work, cross-training, and rest days to build endurance, improve speed, and prevent injury. Gradually increase mileage and intensity over time, allowing your body to adapt and progress safely. Remember to listen to your body, adjust your training plan as needed, and prioritise rest and recovery to ensure you crush it on race day. 

Run on Mondays

Kicking off the week with a run sets the tone for success. Establishing this routine not only jumpstarts your week but also ingrains the habit of consistency, making subsequent runs feel more manageable. Embrace the opportunity to conquer the pavement and set the pace for a triumphant week ahead.

Train in the Morning

What better way to start the day than on a runner’s high? Training at the start of the day can be a game-changer for both body and mind, releasing a flood of endorphins or ‘feel-good’ chemicals into your blood. While this means starting your day on the right foot, it also means getting it done and dusted so you’re not worrying about fitting it in later. So seize the day, lace up your shoes, and let your morning run set the rhythm for a positive day ahead.

half marathon training plan

Join a Fun Run

Whoever said marathon training couldn’t be enjoyable clearly hasn’t discovered the joy of fun runs. Squeeze a little excitement into your training regimen by participating in charity races or themed fun runs with friends or local runners. If you are at the beginning of your marathon training, start with a casual 5km and gradually build up to 10km and higher. These runs will boost your endurance and motivation while providing tangible goals to work towards and conquer.

Running Visualisation

Harness the power of your imagination to propel you toward your full or half-marathon goals. Take a mental excursion to race day, envisioning yourself watching a Bali sunset or sunrise, running through breath-taking landscapes and crossing the finish line full of determination. Visualise the sights, sounds, and sensations of success, fuelling your motivation with each stride.

Reward Yourself

Incentivise your marathon training progress with a cheeky reward that tantalises your taste buds or pampers your senses. Whether indulging in a decadent treat, treating yourself to a spa day, or splurging on the latest running gear, be sure to celebrate your milestones along the way. After all, every step forward is worthy of recognition and celebration.

Curate the Perfect Marathon Playlist

Fuel your runs with rhythm and inspiration by curating the ultimate playlist. Choose upbeat tunes that energise your spirit and sync with your stride, propelling you forward with each beat. Whether you are a fan of heart-pumping anthems, electronic beats, or soothing melodies, tailor your playlist to uplift your mood and restore your motivation. 

Find a Running Buddy

Embrace the power of companionship by recruiting a running buddy to join you on your marathon training journey. Whether a friend, family member, or furry companion, having a supportive partner by your side can make all the difference. Together, you can share laughs, provide mutual encouragement and accountability, and tackle your marathon training plan as a team. By sharing the journey, you’ll create unforgettable memories while finding the motivation needed to conquer those challenging training days.

Plan Running Routes Ahead of Time

By mapping out your running routes in advance, you eliminate the guesswork and ensure a smooth and efficient workout. Consider factors like distance, terrain, and scenery to tailor your routes to your specific goals and preferences. Whether you’re craving a coastal path or a challenging hill route, having a plan allows you to maximise your time and energy. If you are heading to Bali ahead of the marathon, prepare to be mesmerised by stunning sunrises and Kuta beach sunsets as you traverse scenic paths, immersing yourself in the island’s natural beauty.

bali marathon accommodation

Enjoy a Stress-Free Marathon Experience

Elevate your marathon experience with a luxurious stay at Mamaka by Ovolo— your beachside sanctuary during the Bali Marathon. Located steps away from the marathon shuttle bus at Kuta Central Park, Mamaka offers the complete package.

What’s Included?

Stay Dates: 20 – 27 August 2024. Minimum 2-night stays

Breakfast: Daily complimentary breakfast to fuel your run

Meals: Your choice of a lunch or dinner for two, on us

Spa: 15% off on spa treatments to soothe those muscles 

Room: Enjoy a free upgrade to add a touch of luxury to your stay*

Checkout: Take it easy with a complimentary late checkout

Subject to Room Availability

When running a half or full marathon, remember that the key to success is not just about muscle power—it’s also about flexing your mental grit. With these fun and inspiring strategies in your arsenal, you’ll own every kilometre like a champ! Book your stay at Mamaka today using promo code RUN24 and experience the perfect fusion of long-distance running and well-deserved R and R.