31 Jul '14, 3pm

Q: How long should my marathon training plan be? A: #RWMarathonWeek

Q: How long should my marathon training plan be? A: #RWMarathonWeek

I’m training for my second marathon and shopping training plans, and I wondered about the best length of time for marathon training. I want to improve my time, and I’ve seen plans that last anywhere from 14-30 weeks. What are your thoughts? Thank you!! ~Catie There are a lot of plans out there, so it can be overwhelming when you hit “marathon training plans” on Google. It is helpful to stick with resources that have a foundation of knowledge and support their training philosophy. The first question should always be "who developed the plan?" and the second, "what are their qualifications?" When I first started developing plans in the early 90s, times were different. People trained to run one or two marathons a year, and their focus was primarily on performance. When they started a training plan, it almost always began with a long run of 6-10 miles because they had a solid f...

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