Critical marathon training elements

To kick off marathon training season, I’ve got an overview of essential marathon training elements that you need to consider as you’re putting together your spring marathon training plan.


Each element here is important and can play a part in helping you reach your goals this spring. But, some of them will be more helpful than others. So make sure to pay attention to the “priority” rating I’ve given each type of training. It will help you decide which elements to spend your time and energy on when you’re training.


And the best part is it’s all in infographic form! Check it out …


Essential Marathon Training


To download a PDF version of the chart, click here.


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About Coach Carl
Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, and Competitor and is a regular contributor to Running Times.