4 keys to marathon pace long runs

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The most important part of marathon training is the long run. And the most powerful long run to add to your training is the marathon pace long run. These are challenging, but no other workout in your marathon training will be as effective at preparing you mentally and physically for race day.


Check out the infographic below for all the details on these runs: why, where, when, and most importantly HOW to do them to get the most benefit!


I’d love to hear your feedback, comments, and suggestions — leave a comment and let me know what you think!



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


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, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.