News and Blog — 6 Marathons Challenge

Ben Lowe - 6 Marathons in 6 Days Challenge Begins

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Raising money for charity, Ben Lowe, Account Manager at SockMine has undertaken the impressive challenge of completing six marathons in six days.   6 MARATHONS IN 6 DAYS   A marathon is a gruelling challenge that takes a huge amount of training, determination and will power to prepare for. Six marathons on consecutive days is almost unspeakable.   But for Jason Easy, Katie Ball and Ben Lowe of the SockMine team, this will soon be...

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9 Top tips for the Day Before a Marathon

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So it’s the day before the big race and the nerves are starting to set in. Months and months of training and it all comes down to this. With so much to think about, it is easy to lose focus on the stuff that really matters. The following tips have been collated to keep you calm, injury free and prepare you in the best way possible for your marathon. We hope you find them useful and...

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My Approach to Training for 6 Marathons in 6 Days

Posted by Ben Lowe on

MY APPROACH TO TRAINING – WHERE TO BEGIN Training for one marathon is in itself a huge challenge. One which takes grit, determination, and many, many hours of pounding the pavements. So how do I even begin to think about how to train for 6 of these things happening on 6 consecutive days? My own approach to training is a tricky one. As I have never even attempted a marathon before, I needed a plan...

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It's Crunch Time – Free Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners

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Training for your first Marathon? Try our free marathon training schedule for beginners to get your training off on the right foot! Whether you’re new to the marathon scene or have over 20 races under your belt, it is always a good idea to have a training plan when leading up to a big race. This is to ensure you get the best out of you. At SockMine, we care about performance. We want you...

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Marathon Training? Here are the Best Socks for Fartlek Training

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Are you training for a marathon but getting tired of the same old routine? Why not give Fartlek Training a try.   WHAT IS FARTLEK TRAINING? Fartlek Training is all about speed. Not how fast you can run, but how you vary it during your session. The word Fartlek is derived from the Swedish phrase for ‘Speed Play’, which is exactly what you do during the session. You play with your speed. Rather than running...

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