Novice Marathon - 16 Weeks - Saturday Long Run
Lifelong Endurance - Coach Andrew SimmonsAll plans by this Coach
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This plan maxes out between 40 and 44 miles at the biggest weeks, and starting with a 12 mile long run, peaking with a 22 mile long run. Traditional 2 week taper leading into race day. Optional Half Marathon at 8 and 14 weeks.
This plan offers challenging workouts, workouts designed to help you set your zones, hill workouts, continuous tempos, intervals, and 1 marathon specific long run. For athlete running sub 30:00 5K's most workouts will be inside of 70-80:00. Easy runs max at 6 miles at a time during the week.
This plan has 3 days off during the week. These are flexible days and could be used as crosstraining. The exception is during the peak weeks there are 4 optional 4 mile runs on Sunday's to extend mileage up to 40 miles per week in the peak weeks. All long runs are completed on Saturday's.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:31 hrs||4:08 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:31 hrs||4:08 hrs|