Master of Sports of International class in track and field athletics, winner of the Zurich marathon, participant of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, multiple European Cup and Russian championships medalist, coach of the school “I Love Running”
I have lots of weight. At the moment I run 5 km every two or three days, plus I train in the gym. I limit my food consumption but sometimes I can break my diet and begin to eat a lot.
I would like to take part in a marathon.
How many times a week do I need to run (how many times a week and how long should my running training be)?
I'm 55 and I've been running for a long time, my usual distance is 10-15 km and 21 sometimes. My average pace is 6:15 min/km. I do interval running sometimes as well.
Now, I want to run my first marathon. Is it enough to run 10-15 km every other day at a slow pace without ambition (I can talk during running) or is it advisable to move on?
- How to train to run faster? For instance, I run 5 km in 23 minutes but want in 17-18 minutes; I run 3 km in 12.50 but want in 10-11 minutes.
- How to train for a half marathon and marathon?
I’ve recently completed my first half marathon with a final time of 2:08:26.
How long does it take me to train for a marathon? Could I train for marathon without a coach but using online programs and apps?
It is not effective but still, I’d like to understand.