Adrian Stott (aka Tarit), one of Scotland's most experienced ultra-distance runners and Manager of specialist running shop, Run and Become, offers some ideas on training. These articles were originally written specifically for entrants in races in Scotland - the Edinburgh Marathon and Loch Ness Marathon - but the sound advice here can be applied to any long distance race.

Marathon - 4 months to go - training schedules & plans

Marathon - 3 months to go - hydration & energy

Marathon - 3 months to go - long runs and consistency

Marathon - 2 months to go - incorporating speedwork

Marathon - 2 weeks to go - final preparation

General articles on training for long races:

The kit you need for racing and training

Training with a Twist - staying motivated and inspired