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2 Marathons in 3 Weeks
- Posted: 29th Jan 2012, 16:15Report
Hi folks, I'm running the Brighton Marathon on 15 April, then Belfast on 7 May. I've been following a normal sub-4 hour training plan for Brighton, but not sure what to do training-wise in the 3 weeks before Belfast. Anyone have any advice on this? I've only done one marathon before (Belfast last year), but really enjoyed it and figured if i'm going to train for 4 months i might as well do 2 marathons at the end of it (if I can!). Cheers
- Posted: 1st Feb 2012, 14:18Report
All my training plans come from Halhigdon.com and he has some specific programs for people running marathons close together. I did Rome and London last year (4 weeks apart) and it worked out well for me running a 3'45" and a 3'50". Best not to try and set any PR's in the first one!
- Posted: 5th Apr 2012, 15:26Report
Interestingly, I was actually listening to an old MarathonTalk last night in which they discussed a similar question (but only one week apart). Both Tom and Martin suggested that the proper race effort should be in the first event. And the second should be one to savour and enjoy. I would agree with this. I'm not doing a second full marathon, but the week after taking part in MK Marathon I am off to Germany for the strongmanrun which is about 18km of obstacles - I am totally going for PB smashing at MK and enjoying the ride in Germany!! I think the best advice for the period in between is to fuel properly constantly, and to work on foam roller/stretching to ensure legs are in tip-top condition for race number 2
- Posted: 26th May 2012, 19:09Report
I did the London Marathon and Milton Keynes Marathon which were a week apart this year. It seemed to me more sensible to take London easy to make sure no old injuries etc. flared up for MK it work and all went ok. I would say though make sure you enjoy both there is no point in doing it too slow etc. that you don't really get into any grove.