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The hard part of the training is over

The Kerryman Dingle Marathon - 2 weeks to go - Training tips with Limerick Athletic Club's Mike Lynch.

Published 21/08/2013 | 05:36

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With two weeks to go to The Kerryman Dingle Marathon, congratulations are in order.

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You have the difficult part of your training over. Now we will start to taper back the distances. By now your body should have adjusted to running long distances and reducing the long run will keep your legs fresh for the event.

Remember the important factors: Have fun; respect rest days; take it easy and avoid injury.

FULL MARATHON WEEK 2

*Training is cardio-based exercise other than running or walking. Cycling, swimming or spinning. This training will add to your current level of fitness while allowing your body to recover from your running training.

**Speed Session the total is 5 miles for this week. This includes a warm up, 8 laps at ease, 8 laps at speed and warm down. 1 lap is approximately one quarter of a mile-use a football field or running track.

HALF MARATHON WEEK 2

*Training is cardio-based exercise other than running or walking. Cycling, swimming or spinning. This training will add to your current level of fitness while allowing your body to recover from your running training.

**Speed Session the total is 3 miles for this week. This includes a warm up, 4 laps at ease, 4 laps at speed and warm down. 1 lap is approximately one quarter of a mile -use a football field or running track.

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