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531 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 11, 2012 12:03 PM by Jasko123
Bresus Rookie 2 posts since
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Aug 11, 2012 7:13 AM

Weight training while training for a marathon



I have been running for a few years now, but am targetting a marathon for the first time.


I have started on the Beginner Marathon Program for a Marathon run in Jan '13 and had a few queries


1) If my long run is on a Saturday, what would be the ideal day for a leg workout (squats, leg-press, etc)?


2) Any suggestions on how I can do Fartlek/Interval runs on a treadmill?


3) In the past, I have got back pain while using an incline of more than 1 unit - can I achieve 'hills' in any other way, maybe climbing stairs?



  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    1. Aug 11, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to Bresus)
    Weight training while training for a marathon

    Hi Bresus,


    I have no idea about treadmill options, so I would encourage outdoor routes as much as possible to best prepare for your marathon.  Middle of the week might be a good target for strength cross-training if your LR schedule is typically Saturday.  Also, try and work in some other events this fall (10k, 15K and/or a half).  Those are usually good opportunities to push out the limits and stay motivated for the full. 


    Congrats and best wishes. 

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