Marathon Training

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Apr 19, 2014 10:08pm
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So I'm training for a marathon and was wondering if anyone has advice for me. I've heard many theories like run 10k 3-4 days then do a half and increase milage, do short miles weekdays then a long run, run everyday except one....etc etc but anyway I want advice from someone that's done one before or is also attempting one

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Apr 21, 2014 10:05pm
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I did my first marathon in October 2013. Started training in May 2013. Did 10km for 5 days a week (Mon -Fri) in the morning s then long runs on Saturdays  of 15 miles or more and rest on Sundays.  I had done 3 half marathons before I had decided to do the full so thats why I did 10km daily. If your a beginner then its best to work your way up. I also mixed it up with rowing 10km for endurance and cycling when muscles become sore.  Luckily I didnt get injured.  I did a half in September, a month before the full and managed a pb of 9 mins less and a sub 90 min time. The full didnt work out so well as I had cramp on the day so finished in 4+ hours. Am training for Berlin marathon in September so I will learn from my mistakes. All in all the whole training is part of the marathon experience,  not just the 26.2 miles on the day.

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May 14, 2014 4:20am
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Go to I have run several including ultras and he has programs from beginner to advanced.Usually 4 months training for marathons providing you already can run 10 miles at a time

14 May
I did 2 long runs at the weekend, this gets the body used to working on tired legs, and then intervals once a week and one easy mid distance run. Use a program if you haven't done one before.
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Jun 15, 2014 3:23pm
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I did Hal Higdon for my first marathon and didn't like the program. I've created my own and getting much better results. I do second the idea of two long runs on the weekends. Sat a mid length, 8-10 miles and long on Sun (13+), very easy and short in Mom and rest Tue.

Do you have a goal time or just to finish?