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Marathon training – in short

Photo by Mārtiņš Zemlickis on Unsplash

Photo by Mārtiņš Zemlickis on Unsplash

Many people and runners want to finish marathon once in their lifetime. But how to start?

You’ll need some time

Current training knowledge says that you should plan at least a year to get into a regular training. At the end your training should include the length of a marathon per week. Building your body’s physics slowly and consistently will prevent you from injuries.

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Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash

If you’re looking for an online training coach or software for your (half-) marathon training, then you’re at the right address.

I trained for quite some time with a real training coach but soon I had to change this because of the lake of money and time.

Tried so many

After my search for online marathon training services and some try outs, I realized that for an efficient training software for marathons, half marathons and other race distances I have to develop my own training service.

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Photo by Ev on Unsplash

For some time I trained with a real coach but soon my work and for money reasons I had to stop and find another solution for my triathlon training. I found triathlon training plans in the internet unfortunately they we pre-generated and therefore static.

I found out it’s very annoying to create my own triathlon training plans or to use static training plans for my triathlon training because they don’t react on illness, less time in busy times etc.

 

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There is no common valid formula, but there are some recommendations from sport coaches how many training hours per year you should invest per sport:

(these values are from the brilliant book of Joe Friel)

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Photo by Tim Trad on Unsplash

Don’t panic! Even if you haven’t trained for a longer time or just from time to time, you can return to your old form within a few weeks.

Your body remembers

Your body can “remember” its old form and even after a long break from training, your body knows its old good shape and that’s why you can return to your old shape.

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We added a feature, so your workouts within a week are ordered per day.

But as you’re probably working, you still can move them around. (more…)

If you miss one or another workout, that’s no problem.

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Photo by Salvador Martin Yeste on Unsplash

On my last sailing trip I stayed at the wonderful Mediterranean Sea but I had a bad feeling about not training too much!

That shouldn’t be!

Relax

In my opinion you should relax on holiday. Vacations should be in your recovery weeks or after a main competition, then you won’t have bad feelings.

 

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Photo by Jonathan Knepper on Unsplash

There is none. In the winter you should not hibernate and to get some holiday pounds.

In the winter you are in the transition phase.
You don’t stop training, but you have to keep a certain training level and to recover your body & soul.

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Photo by Alex Woods on Unsplash

Recovery is an important part of your training program.

Having a break and recovering is not the same as missing a workout. Your body recovers, your cells regenerate, your muscles grow and your endurance increases. This is only possible in a recovery phase.

And hell no, if you only have breaks then you won’t achieve your training goals :).

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