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1638 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 28, 2010 9:25 AM by rbird RSS
lcdenner Amateur 9 posts since
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Jun 28, 2010 8:52 AM

Training By Time - First Time Marathon Runner

I am currently ready to run a half marathon in two weeks and after that will continue my training to prepare for the Portland Marathon in October. On my current training plan I have been using mileage goals to train. I signed up for a beginning training program for the Portland Marathon and it is set up by time. I noticed the longest long run is 4 hours long. Currently I run very slowly and I know the marathon is going to take me 5+ hours to complete. I run about a 11:34 mile in training currently. Do I need to adjust my training runs so that I am running for longer periods of time prior to the marathon, or will that build-up to 4 hours be enough to get me through the marathon?





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