How to Train for a Marathon in 9 Weeks

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How to Train for a Marathon in 9 Weeks. Before attempting to train for a marathon in nine weeks, you should be running 20-30 miles a week.

Things You'll Need

  • Running Shoes
  • Running Socks

Building Up

  1. Week One: Run 10 miles one day, rest one day and run four to five miles on the other days.

  2. Week Two: Run 10 miles one day, rest one day and run five miles on the other days.

  3. Week Three: Run 12 miles one day, rest one day and run five to six miles on the other days.

Maintaining Stamina

  1. Week Four: Run 15 miles one day, rest one day and run six miles on the other days.

  2. Week Five: Run 18 miles one day, rest one day and run six miles on the other days.

  3. Week Six: Run 20 miles one day, rest one day and run seven miles on the other days.

Tapering Off

  1. Week Seven: Run 15 miles one day, rest one day and run six miles on the other days.

  2. Week Eight: Run 10 miles one day, rest one day and run five miles on the other days.

  3. Week Nine: Jog three to four miles every other day. Then run the marathon.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure you are in the proper physical shape to train.
  • Err on the side of caution. Do not train to excess. More is not necessarily better.
  • Listen to your body and have any persistent pain checked out by your doctor.
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