Successful Marathon Training

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					Of all running events, the marathon requires the most dedication to the task. Training
for a marathon requires persistence, goal-oriented and focused training, as well as
personal and physical sacrifices. The person who has decided that completing a
marathon would be a lifetime achievement must be willing to commit to making new
sacrifices that will test personal limits in ways he or she has never dreamed.
  Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each
week. Others fear that they will become injured. Marathoners who follow training
programs developed by the "marathon guru's" are setting themselves up for failure
and injury. Trust me, I followed the advice and ended up with injury after injury and
failed marathon finishes. Therefore, I strongly disagree with the common marathon
training plan. They coach runners to run, run, and then run some more. Ultimately,
this leads to injury and poor performance on race day.
  The problem with running too much is experiencing a collapse in performance that
occurs when the body gets pushed beyond its capacity to recover. Over training
doesn't plague only elite athletes or those clocking mega-miles. Because it is often a
problem not of too much training, but of too little rest, all marathon runners are
vulnerable. Runners often think, "How can I over train on 40 miles per week?" But
you can if you don't give yourself the rest you need. You don't get stronger because
you did an awesome workout; you get stronger because you recovered afterward.
Furthermore, If your body doesn't have the opportunity to repair itself, your hard work
can eventually backfire, causing your running and your quality of life to suffer. is best for website called Marathon Experts. For more
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