Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it's over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there. Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any training program—5-K to marathon."The long run builds endurance and strength and teaches you how to deal with fatigue," says Maria Simone, a USA Triathlon—certified coach and owner of No Limits Endurance Coaching in Absecon, New Jersey.
11 Marathon Training Secrets Every New Runner Should Know
Maintaining a strength training program is critical for improving running efficiency particularly for runners doing a full marathon. In this article, find out how to adjust your strength training to fit your marathon training plan.