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Chris says:


I would like to run a marathon. Please tell me how many hours training per week I need?



One Response to “Question about Running”

  1. gretchen says:

    Hi Chris,

    The number of hours per week will grow steadily from when you start training at around 3 or 4 hours per week and in the last few weeks before the marathon you would be running somewhere around 8-10.

    As long as the volume builds up gradually over time your legs will get stronger, as a general rule aim to increase each week by no more than 10% but it is worth bearing in mind that the TYPE of sessions you do each week is probably more important than simply the number of hours that you run.

    If you’re after more info on these session types have a look at our e-book “How to Train Smarter and Run Faster” and remember all RunCoach programs incorporate these ideas into your personalised running program.

    Train Well!

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