Some of the questions one should answer before setting a training plan for a marathon run:
- What is your current level of fitness? (1500m; 3000m; 5000m; 10000m; Half Marathon; Full Marathon)
- How many weeks do you have for preparation?
- How many days & hours per week you can allocate for training?
- What are your "endurance", "speed", "VO2 Max", "Economy", "reaction to different types of running"?
- What are your favourites types for runs? (E,I,T,M,R)
- For which running event are you preparing?
- Do you intend to have any races as part of your preparation? What are your commitments?
- What are the environmental limitations? (seasons & facilities)