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Marathon training program

The marathon, 42.2km of pride and determination. Named after the victory at marathon, legend has it a greek messenger ran the distance from the battle fields of marathon to Athens announcing victory over the persians. At the dawn of the modern olympics organizers created the official marathon as a spectacle event remembering this historic victory. Today people in the 1000's attempt to climb this man made mountain, with no purpose other then to conquer the challenge before them. 

Our marathon training programs have been created to get you to the finish line of your marathon. The beginners marathon program is considerably longer at 20 weeks. This program takes runners up to a peak weekly training distance of 43km with the longest run being 30km. There is an intermediate marathon program which is 12 weeks long and aims to take the runner who can now run 5-10km at once up to the monumental task of running 42.2km's. In the peak of the program you'll cover 47km in a week with the longest run reaching 32km's, 2 weeks out from the event. Professional runners typically cover 100km plus per week this though is time consuming and for the average runner such distances are most likely to cause injury. This intermediate program is designed to get you to running 42.2km without stop, and hopefully do so injury free

The advance marathon program is 12 weeks long and for the runner who is currently at a moderate to high level of fitness and wishes to step up to a new challenge. If you can run 10 plus km's currently then this program is for you. The program takes you from 25km per week in the initial weeks through to averaging 45-50km per week over the last 6 weeks of the program. The longest run of the program is 36km, 2 weeks out from the race 

Program structure

The program contains a strength training session focussing on the legs and core, along with an interval training session, a long run and 1-2 medium length runs every week. The intermediate program isn't extensive in the distance covered and whilst the miles increase in the advanced program. The distances are designed to help you complete the race injury free and running a good time. Elite runners will need to increase the number of medium runs per week

Interval session warm ups

The interval session warm up helps to improve running technique and strength whilst increasing blood flow to the working muscles

Strength session warm ups

The strength session warm up works on improving the range of motion and strength in key areas where runners may be lacking

Choosing your running program

Use the table below to help you select your running program. If you're in the middle of two programs you may need to slightly adjust your training distances to an average of the programs. If your goal is a higher level of performance then choosing the harder program is recommended, if finishing rather then time is your desire then go with the easier program

Below are your running programs. The images are interactive, with click through links to the orange assessments as well as each of the strength training exercises

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Personal Training Locations -

Coogee, Maroubra, Rushcutter's Bay, Queens Park, Centennial Park, Bronte 

Phone: 0401 396 722 

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