8-Week Marathon Strength Training Program

In just 8 weeks turn your body into a strong, efficient running machine from home.

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Week 8 – The Final Push – Runners Challenge

The day has come. This week you will measure your physical and mental strength.


Week 8 – Runners Challenge #1

This week we have 2 runners challenge, the first one is about measuring and comparing today’s physical strength to 7 weeks ago. Give it all…

Remember the challenge:

  • Burpees – 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Backward Lunges – 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

Day 2 – Week 8

Today we are going to take it easy. The goal is to keep your body moving, helping to recover and getting it ready for the Runners Challenge #2 of this week.

Main Set = 6 Exercises. Do them in order and repeat 5 times

  • Russian Twists
  • Plank
  • Bird Dog
  • Sit Through
  • Side Plank Left
  • Side Plank Right

For each exercise:

  • 50 seconds ON – 10 Seconds REST
  • There is no rest between sets.

Week 8 – Runners Challenge #2

This Runners Challenge #2 has a very specific goal, please watch the video.

I would love to know your challenge times and how you felt during this training. My goal is to help you become the best runner you can be, and the better I know you, the better I can help you.


Summary Week #8

It has been an honor to coach you through this 8-week training program. If you are reading this you are above 90% of runners that start something but don’t commit to it.

I wish you the best of lucks in your running journey and remember that I’m here to help.

Happy running,

Diego


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