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Holidays bend, but don't break, marathon training schedules

by Celia Storey | November 26, 2007 at 6:00 a.m.

Christmas cheer can clog anybody's calendar, so just imagine the scheduling snafus faced by marathoners.

These endurance athletes prepare to race 26.2 miles by training for months at progressively longer distances. From Thanksgiving to New Year's, those aiming for the March 2 Little Rock Marathon will catch a break as their coaches have planned a few rest weeks with reduced mileage.

But they still face weeks packed with workouts.

For more information see today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Subscribers can read the story here on ArkansasOnline.

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