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With this schedule you train 4 times a week with a long run of a maximum of 14 kilometers. You train a lot at marathon heart rate so that you train effectively. Because you train fewer kilometers than with a regular schedule, you are fit and well-rested at the start.
More than 5 000 people have already done it. The trick is: you train to your marathon heart rate. In fact, with Marathon Revolution you train more at your marathon heart rate than with a traditional marathon training schedule. The Marathon Revolution method is science based. We advise you to read our book or subscribe to the programme.
On the contrary! Since you train fewer kilometres you have more time for recovery. And at the start of the marathon your body is less tired so you have a much smaller chance of injury.
Maybe you can train on your vacation? If not, missing a maximum of two weeks of the training will still allow you to run a marathon in a time that fits your body.
The schedule is suitable if you meet three criteria:
- You can run 10 kilometres in 65 minutes (this means that the Marathon Revolution isn’t suited for absolute beginners).
- You are not overweight
- You have no underlying medical conditions that make running difficult or dangerous. When in doubt, please consult your doctor.
Since you train at your marathon heart rate, your body will adjust automatically to new conditions, like a hot day for example. Even then, you’ll still be able to run at your marathon heart rate even though you will take longer than in perfect conditions.
That depends on your talent for running. The fastest runners finish the marathon in just below 3 hours. For others, it can take 5-6 hours. Everybody is different. If you want to run much faster than 3 hours we advise you take a traditional training scheme, which is more suited for top athletes.
Of course you can. You will get all the information you need. If you are looking for more motivation however, we advise you to choose option two or three!