How many miles a week are suggested for marathon training?
A lot depends on whether you are a beginner or expert. 35 miles is the recommendation for first timers taking it easy; 70 miles is recommended for those who want to finish near the top. Here is a lot more info on training for your first marathon: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/feature-articles/2008/august/Get-Your-Marathon-On.html
There are many marathon training plans available online. Many are aimed at beginners who have little or no experience with running. Almost with no exception these plans focus on easy running only and get you to run 20 miles once or twice during the training cycle. This generally leaves you under-prepared for the marathon. A good marathon training plan combines easy running with faster running (tempo running and intervals). It also contains test runs /…
Most novice runners max out at 20 miles because to run any further would leave them too tired to continue training for and running in the marathon. Having run 3 marathons and trained many others to do their first, I strongly recommend that the longest training run take no longer than 3 hours and 25 minutes and take place three weeks before the race. This should leave you in condition to continue your training and…
Races have recently started to offer a 'mini marathon' as an alternative to running a full 26.2 mile full marathon. So anything less than 26.2 miles (or less than 13.1 miles, since that's a half marathon) would qualify as a "mini marathon". For example, the Los Angeles Rock 'n' Roll Marathon has a "mini" option at 3.5 miles.
Marathon Distance. All marathons are 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards) or 42.195 kilometers. The difference between the various marathon courses comes in their terrain, rather than their distance, ranging from extremely fast, flat courses such as Chicago to more challenging, hilly courses such as Boston. The Boston Marathon is 26.2 miles long.
There is just one full marathon that consists of 26.2 miles. Due to the popularity of the race, the marathon has been spit into a half marathon and today many runners enjoy running half the distance 13.1 miles. The half marathon does not carry the same prestige of a marathon, and is often thought as a preparatory race for a marathon. I hope i have answered your question.
by marathon runner I would assume that a person has already run a marathon and is training for the second one or more. I would say that this person eats from 3000 - 5000 calories depending on the intensity of the workout. I don't think eating less then 2500 on a marathon training plan would yield good results.