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2298 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2011 2:52 PM by Aaron96
Aaron96 Rookie 4 posts since
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Jun 1, 2011 4:57 PM

Best Marathon Training

does anyone have any good advise for marathon training? First full marathon in October and not sure if I should be training for time or just completing!!

  • 64spokes Pro 60 posts since
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    1. Jun 1, 2011 10:44 PM (in response to Aaron96)
    Re: Best Marathon Training

    I think that depends a great deal on what kind of running you're doing now.  How long have you been running?  What's your average week?  Your longest runs?


    Often link to on here is Hal Higdon's website, with Marathon training programs for all levels.

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    3. Jun 2, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to Aaron96)
    Re: Best Marathon Training

    I would tell you to just do your 1st for completion.  The novice 2 is fairly easy also take a look at it.  I did not race/run a marathon for time until my 4th, that adds some additional stresses you don't need in your 1st.  A good  quote I like is "There will be days that you don't know if you can run a marathon...but there will be a life time of knowing that you have.  Marathons are all different, but each time you cross that finish line, you hunger for the next's a great feeling of accomplishment!    I start my cycle this week for early Oct.  Good luck Phillip

  • akaerock Pro 120 posts since
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    4. Jun 3, 2011 6:43 AM (in response to Aaron96)
    Re: Best Marathon Training

    Hi Aaron,


    Im training for my first marathon coming up September 24th 2011, I am using Runners World Smart Coach as a training program. Its similar to Higdons Marathon training but you can customize the program for your own level.


    I think I would just concentrate on building up mileage and be able to finish the marathon. Right now Im up to 40 miles per week and my long run will be 17 miles.


    Good Luck with the marathon and training keep us posted.

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