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My Hamburg Marathon training plan

This is the kit I wore to run the Edinburgh Marathon in 2011, so I thought it would be appropriate to use it again here. This time I will a fourth if not a fifth Gu packet. I only had three in Edinburgh and by the last 4-5 miles I was relying on the kindness of strangers holding out gummibears and any other sugary items to keep myself going.

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My Edinburgh Marathon 2011 sub 4:00 training plan

Week 1 of Marathon training is underway.

I’ve used the Runners World 16 week, 4h Marathon training plan to put the plan below together. I was able to download the entire plan to my Garmin Forerunner 405cx using the target training paces as a guide. So all I need to do to stick to the plan is check what’s on the agenda for the day, pick the training setting on the watch and off I go. The watch will then track my distance, tell me when to switch from slower warm up sessions to speed sessions, and make sure I run in at the proper pace. The beeping noises take a bit to get used to, but after a while you don’t even need to look at the watch anymore.

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