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Marathon - 20 Weeks - Level 7-8 (Int / Adv)

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The Distance

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20 Weeks

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The Distance

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THE DISTANCE COACHING


AN EDUCATED APPROACH TO RUNNING PROGRAM DESIGN




The Distance So, you want to run a strong Marathon? Not sure how to train for it? This program is for you.

This program assumes that you already run regularly – ideally you have already run a half marathon or perhaps even a marathon, and can currently manage training runs of up to 15km.



ABOUT US:


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With a passion for anatomy and the physiology of exercise, our head coach is an accomplished age group Marathon and Cross Country runner, Iron-man Triathlete and 3 time World Championship representative. He is an accredited Lvl 2 Advanced Athletics Australia running coach, former Athletics Australia course facilitator and holds a B.App.Sci. (Human Movement) and Post Grad.Dip. (Exercise Science)

If you ever need clarification, feel free to email any questions via our website:
www.thedistancecoaching.com
or direct email coaching@thedistancecoaching.com





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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM


This program is a 20 week lead in. It becomes highly specific meaning it's perfect for runners targeting a competitive marathon race.


There is an emphasis throughout this program on teaching you pacing and consistency, both of which are critical to training and racing.


This plan progresses through 3 weeks of general conditioning to prepare you and introduce you to sessions you can expect throughout the 15 week Marathon specific phase (which will see your longest run of 36km and longest total week of 68.5km). Nearing your event the program will enter a 2 week taper.


The 15 week specific training block is broken into 4 week blocks (3 training weeks and 1 recovery week).


At The Distance, our running programs are designed using training fundamentals proven to enhance performance. Inserted strategically each week are various forms of aerobic, anaerobic and high intensity running specific training sessions.




Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Runx4
3:40 hrs 3:10 hrs
Customx2
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Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:40 hrs 3:10 hrs
Custom
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Grant Hornsby - B.App.Sci (Human Movement), Grad.Dip (Exercise Sci)

The Distance Coaching

Do you have a goal or event in mind? Not sure how to train for it? Don't guess. Let us help.

From recreational to representative athletes, you can benefit from our knowledge and careful planning. As certified coaches and with multiple qualifications in sports science, The Distance Coaching has the experience and educational expertise to develop your athletic potential, or to just get you up and moving towards your first goals.