I hope that you are interested in knowing the EXACT training of some top italian marathon runner. Here I want to inform about training of Gelindo Bordin, Olympic Champion in Seoul 1988.
His preparation was shared in 5 periods :
1- 13 days in altitude in Sestriere (2000m) from 13 to 25 in July, developing volume. In this period Bordin ran 466 km having an average of 35,8 km per day
2- 7 days with athletic tests (2 competitions)
3- 17 days of intensive increase, in Mora (Sweden) from 3 to 19 of August
4- 18 days of extensive training, again in altitude in Sestriere, from 22 of August to 8 of September. During this period, Bordin ran 665 km, average 37 km per day
5- 23 days of tapering at sea-level, till Olympic Marathon, running also 50 km in progressive way in 2:41.
I want also to give a detailed account of his training, per month.