Marathon Training.

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May 2012
7:37pm, 11 May 2012
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Hi everyone, I am currently in training for the Loch Ness Marathon and am looking for a bit of advice....
of late i have been running approx three 10km runs a week, generally tuesday, thursday sunday.

Im wondering if it would be more advantageos to run every day but a shorter distance, say 6km?

All advice welcome

May 2012
7:45pm, 11 May 2012
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Probably better to build up your distances rather than little and often.

Build up your long run gradually and rest if needed.
May 2012
7:45pm, 11 May 2012
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Welcome to Fetch!

You don't say how long you've been running. Will this be your first marathon?

How resilient are you? Do you recover well and quickly from your runs?

What is your goal for your marathon? Do you just want to get round or are you aiming for a time?

There is a lot to consider when you're putting a training plan together.
Jul 2012
1:52pm, 27 Jul 2012
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Hi, I have upped the ante a bit and have been doing 2 shorter runs midweek say 10-15km and then a big run at weekend like 25-30km.

I read somewhere that when in training for a marathon you should be covering 60km a week. Im basically there.

This will be my first marathon on 30th September 2012 and i started running in November 2011.

My goal for the marathon is 4 hours or better.

Jul 2012
1:58pm, 27 Jul 2012
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Marathon schedules are there to adjust around your life, you dont have to do eaxctly as it says.

Have you any shorter races leading up to it? Half marathons?

Loch Ness is superb race but there are hills late on in it so dont forget to factor that into your long runs somewhere along the line :)

Oh and welcome to fetch !
Jul 2012
6:37pm, 27 Jul 2012
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Welcom to Fetch. Her above is mental.

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