27 Dec '14, 4am

How to properly pace marathon training runs:

I'm training for my first marathon and I am confused about using different training paces for my runs. I just want to go out and run. Does pace really matter? Can you help me figure out what training paces I should be using? Thank you! Rebecca Dear Rebecca- The marathon is a very unique blend of different running components; it requires speed, strength, and endurance. The different training paces you see recommended for runs reflect each of these components. You will need some speed, some strength, and a lot of endurance to successfully complete your race. Yes, you can "just go out and run" but you would be wise to incorporate runs that address these aspects of running to adequately prepare yourself for the demands of the marathon. Marathon training requires logging quite a few miles each week too, so by varying your training paces and mileage, you'll not only improve the ...

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