12 May '16, 2pm

Can you help this runner who’s getting slower during marathon training? https://t.co/ob15UQgy6J

David is clearly a talented runner that has been unable to achieve his full potential due to a variety of problems associated with his training plan. Problems (red flags) with his plan include the following: Mileage Problems: 1) Not enough of an overall mileage buildup: Dave is clearly a very talented runner, capable of completing high weekly mileage. This is especially so given that Dave appears to run pretty darn fast for his age, even at an easy effort. Because of this, the amount of time David is spending on his feet appears much less than his capabilities should allow, and David needs to have more time on his feet in order to build the strength and endurance he needs to complete a marathon at or near his targeted pace. 2) Mileage climbs fairly steady over the course of the plan up to Dave’s peek mileage week, with no real recovery weeks worked into the plan. Lower mil...

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