Sunday 9th October 2016 10:00am


The marathon demands respect.  The physiological and psychological demands of the marathon are extreme.  Therefore you must plan your preparation intelligently and thoroughly.  The training information on this page is designed around the Dublin Marathon at the end of October, using the Athlone ¾ Marathon as the perfect preparation race 3 weeks before Dublin.  Three weeks before the marathon is the typical timing for the last long pre-marathon run and so you can use this race as your ideal final preparation event.  The schedules presented should be tailored to suit your individual demands and lifestyle demands.  Where properly applied they will certainly assist you achieving your goals.

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Athletic Concepts

To understand the schedules on this page you need to understand some athletic concepts.  These concepts are important as they are the key elements that athletics need to train to reach their marathon potential:

Training Principals

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