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Fundamental Period: 6 weeks

Long Run @ 80% of Marathon Pace 

Frequency: once every 2 weeks.
Type: continuous run at even pace.
Duration: 2:00-3:00.
Goal: to improve the adaptation of the body structure and to get used to time on feet. Training doesn’t have to have a direct influence on the performance, but it is fundamental to training for the marathon.
Training general resistance.
This is setting the base to handle the overall volume of long efforts to come. Pace should be relaxed and not strenuous.


Long Run @ 85-87% of Marathon Pace

Frequency: once every 2 weeks.
Type: continuous run at even pace.
Duration: 1:30-2:00.
Goal: to improve the utilisation of fatty acids and biomechanic efficiency with increased fatigue. This is the link between the General and the Specific periods.
Training aerobic resistance.
This is a bit shorter and bit more uptempo run compared to the longer long run.

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