I am a big fan of the Hanson’s Marathon Method. Coming from somebody who hasn’t run more than 18 miles as a training run prior to my last 5 marathons, I agree that the long run is not a mandatory part of any marathon training program. While my decision not to run the long runs is more out of necessity as I don’t have the time for them, I also agree that the traditional preparation for a marathon is outdated. This is a great program as it does focus on the quality of your plan versus the buildup and quantity of the miles.
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