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In September 2017, world famous distance running coach Renato Canova shared his training philosophies in a stand up presentation in Valencia. Canova's training methodology has influenced a large proportion of the elite marathon performances in the last 3 decades. He spoke in depth about the structure of marathon training and gives examples of specific duration and workouts. Below you will find a  summary of his presentation with specific take aways for those interested in implementing ideas into their own training.

There are four periods of training that Canova talks about:
1. Transition Period (4 weeks post Marathon)
2. General Period (4 weeks duration)
3. Fundamental Period (6 weeks duration)
4. Specific Period (10 weeks duration)

This article focuses on the first 2 periods - the Transition Period and the General Period.

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