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Six months to a strong marathon

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Six months to a strong marathon


Thelen Coaching

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25 Weeks

Plan Description

This six month marathon training plan will have you reaching your target marathon ready to race. Using time based workouts designed to fit into a busy schedule, this plan favors quality over quantity. Before starting this plan, you should be comfortable with four days a week running and a long run of about 1:30. You will build up from a weekly volume of 4 hours of running to a maximum of 7:15 of running. The long runs top out at 3:20, but with targeted paces over the course of the time. There are five days of running through the week, with one complete rest day and one cross training day.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
05:20:00 03:20:00
Other x2
01:02:00 01:00:00
Strength x2
00:49:00 00:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Bike x1
00:53:00 01:00:00
X-Train x1
00:59:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
05:20:00 03:20:00
01:02:00 01:00:00
00:49:00 00:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:53:00 01:00:00
00:59:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

Tracy Thelen

Thelen Coaching

Thelen Coaching offers personalized and individualized coaching for athletes of all levels in cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlons, specializing in trail running, ultras, ultra endurance cycling and 24 hour races.

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