The training needed for the Volcano Marathon is similar to that of a regular road marathon. However, it's important to note that the Volcano Marathon presents additional challenges. Over a quarter of the course involves running on dirt roads.

There are a wide range of training resources and plans for marathon preparation, typically spanning 15-20 weeks. Here are a few examples to consider:

Training plans from REI

Training plans from Runner's World

Trail marathon training from Run Trails

Elevation chart of the Volcano Marathon.

Volcano Marathon

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