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Healthy Runner Podcast

May 25, 2023

Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge of running a marathon? 

Planning to train for it but confused about which training plan to choose? With so many options out there, it can get overwhelming to decide which one is the perfect fit for you. 


Well, worry not! In this video, we'll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to choose the right marathon training plan that suits your goals, current fitness level, and lifestyle. 


We'll cover the pros and cons of different training styles, like Hal Higdon, Jeff Galloway, and Hanson's Marathon Method and help you determine which one will work best for you. Additionally, we'll share some expert tips on how to tweak your training plan to make it more personalized and effective. 


By the end of this episode, coach Whitney LaCombe from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team will equip you with the knowledge and insights to make an informed decision and set yourself up for marathon success! 


We cover all of this and more in this episode!


- How to Choose the Right Marathon Training Plan

- When should I start my marathon plan

- How many weeks should a marathon training plan be

- How do I know what level marathon runner I am

- Marathon training philosophy

- What are marathon training cut back weeks

- Is strength training needed for marathon training

- Should I do speedwork when marathon training

- Realistic marathon goals for your current fitness

- Misconception about choosing a marathon training plan

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