One of the most common questions on training for a marathon is how many weeks out from the race do you start to train. Hopefully you have been doing some running before this point, but sixteen weeks is a great time to start you specific preparation. During this time training should be specific to the 26.2 mile distance. One key run to focus on is the long run. The long run should be in your marathon training schedule once a week. Gradually working your way up to 20 miles over an eight-week period or longer, will help you to stay less injury prone. If you do not have a course measured, running a slow pace for two and half to three hours will be enough.
Another key run is a five to ten mile run close to marathon pace. You should run that workout once a week. Make sure you gradually increase the distance over a period of time. The other days are ran at an easy pace and used for recovery. I will talk about tapering for the marathon distance in my blog down the road.To learn more you can go to marathon training.
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