The 17 Week Training Program that Improved My Marathon Time from 2:55 to 2:26!
By Justin Lagat
Copyright 2017 Justin Lagat
Running and completing a marathon is one of the hardest undertakings that any runner can undertake. Cutting 29 minutes off a marathon time is even harder. It needs well thought and lengthy preparations.
The training program should be made to incorporate track and road speed workouts, hills, long runs, tempo runs, enough sleep, among others.
Below is the program I used to ensure that I was able to improve my time on the same marathon course the following year. I didn’t have any specific minutes to shed off, but was able to cut 29 minutes from the time I ran last year! This should be a great testimony in itself of the effectiveness of the training I went through and I do believe it is going to work for anyone who is interested in improving their marathon times drastically.
Note. It is going to be hard training, but one should listen to their body and try and make the proper adjustments to fit them.