Train right and enjoy lots of fun on the big day! Are you a beginning runner?
Without adequate preparation, it will be difficult to reach the finish line, not to mention the possible injuries you could get before, during and after the marathon.
Does the marathon fit into your daily personal life, or do you need to make some changes to fit it into your schedule?
If you are determined enough, you will find the time to make it a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Two-time Olympic marathon runner, Marius Bakken, has created a unique and proven marathon training plan. If you are thinking about competing in a marathon in the next 3 to 12 months I recommend to check out my review of his Day Marathon Plan.
Advantages of a 12 Week Schedule If you ask me, the main advantage of choosing a 12 week marathon training schedule is that it lowers your commitment time. For some people, 18 weeks of specific marathon preparation is simply too much.
If you are an experienced runner who likes to run more than two marathons a year, you might be better off with a short training schedule. Based on my own experience, I have created a 12 week marathon training schedule for inexperienced marathon runners.
Before starting with this schedule, you should be able to run at least 25 miles a week, and preferably have been running for at least 6 to 12 months. It is an advantage if you have already participated in a shorter half marathon race. As you will see in the schedule, it is important to cut back your training volume in the last three weeks.
This change to your marathon schedule is necessary to refresh yourself mentally and well as physically for marathon day. See this article about the marathon taper for more details. Please find the 12 week marathon training schedule below.This beginner marathon training program assumes you have been running consistently for at least weeks and can run for at least thirty minutes without stopping before beginning the program.
A field-tested and complete training system for the marathon – for both beginners and seasoned veterans by Olympian Marius Bakken, MD. The system is based on a special, highly effective, Kenyan-Italian hybrid training system for smarter training and faster results.
If you have a few 5Ks and 10Ks under your belt, you're probably thinking about running your first half marathon. Doubling your racing distance means building endurance by increasing your weekly.
To start this beginner marathon training schedule, you should have been running for at least six months and should have a base mileage of miles per week.
Training for a marathon is a huge endeavor, so it's good to think carefully about what's involved with the training. State of the Art Marathon Training program features a wide range of running topics designed to meet the needs of the beginner to the advanced competitor.
The Novice 1 Marathon Program is the most popular of all my marathon training programs and, arguably, the most popular training program used by first marathoners anywhere.