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I've been training 5 to 6 days a week for about 6 months. I used to be a fitness instructor but I now work in an office. I'm so lucky to have a gym in my basement which I use every single day without fail. It's a Fitness First, so it's full of City Workers craming in a 45 minute lunch time work out! My routine consists of 2 weight training sessions and the rest are short runs in the week, followed by a longer run at the weekend. I'm now training for the London Marathon and am extremely excited about it. I'm a mum of two kids and I work full time. I'm after some advice about my weight training. The guys in the gym say I body build, rather than weight train because I can lift heavy weights and I often train with a high intensity. I always train to 110%, I don't know what it's like to have an easy work out! Anyway, I am following the Novice 2 Hal Higdon programme and I am still working out 6 days a week. I'm beginning to feel quite tired now, because I'm on my 3rd week and I can feel my legs fatiguing. I'm terrible for rest but I am truly buzzing about this immense goal! I am running 4 days a week, as the programme says, but then I am weight training on the other two. Next week, I plan to run home after work and weight train in my lunch hour. This will then free up two days a week for rest. I will have to use my willpower to rest! So my question is this, is it ok to continue to weight train my entire body on these two days? I don't want to neglect my upper body as I've worked so hard for the definition I have. I can't squat because my hips are now too sore. I'm seeing a physio about this soon. The Personal Trainers have told me I need to change the way I weight train because they think I lift too heavy for a runner. I really don't want to pay them £60 an hour to train me, as I can't afford it, plus I don't really need that extra piece of encouragement. Has anyone else out there weight trained twice a week and trained for a marathon at the same time? Admittedly, I've always hated working my lower body, but I do 4 sets of weighted lunges, weighted step ups and the leg extension machine. I love working my upper body. Will having strong shoulders and chest help me run? I doubt it, but I may just look more toned on the day?! Anyway, advice for weight training whilst training for the marathon, is much sought after...thanks guys