The Countdown is on to Fall Marathon/Half Marathon Season
Great Bruges Marathon and Half Marathon Medal

Fall 2019 Marathon & Half Marathon Training

Great Bruges Marathon and HalfMany coaches and athletes agree that 16 weeks is a good amount of time to properly prepare for a marathon, while 10 to 12 weeks is usually sufficient for a half.

In all cases, building upon the aerobic base you’ve hopefully maintained throughout the spring will be followed with a number of specific training phases – speed, strength and endurance – that each last several weeks. Finally, the two to three weeks before race day are reserved for the taper, a time that focuses on rest and recovery.

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Dan Bergan
Hi, I’m Dan! I have a been a runner since just about the time I could walk, and traveling to Europe for the past 15 years. And, now doing both with Finish Line Travel!