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12 Week Sub 2:55 Advanced Marathon Block - Sunday Race


Lifelong Endurance: Coach Andrew Simmons

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12 Week Sub 2:55 Advanced Marathon Block | 70-80 miles per week

"It's not what you get from your training, it's what you become from your training"

Built for athletes who are looking to achieve a NYC Marathon qualifying time or dip in under the 2:55 mark at their next marathon. The marathon block is big on miles, big workouts, and is for athletes looking for a good challenge.

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Created by USATF Level 2 Endurance Coach and Athlete Andrew Simmons. This plan is built on the knowledge gained from years of coaching, and 10+ years as an amateur elite runner (36+ Marathon or longer distance race finishes, 10+ sub 2:50). Andrew has a passion for coaching that is evident in not only his personal performances but in the success his athletes see on race day.

This plan delivers a 12 week training schedule that will have you training 8-10+ hours per week with a standard 4 week periodization schedule. Each week follows a familiar pattern with recovery running days balancing your workout days. This plan focuses extensively on building your ability to manage your goal race pace. This includes implementing 2 speed or tempo workouts per week as well as integrating race specific workouts where you will run at or below race pace for extensive periods. This plan can be set to start on any Monday and will run for 12 Weeks.

Before you jump in you should be able to complete:

  • A challenging mountain 50K
  • Be confident with basic strength training movements
  • Marathon or longer nutrition and hydration strategies

  • You can find us on the web at or email Coach Andrew directly at

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    Training Plan Sample Week


    Average Weekly Breakdown

    Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
    Run x6
    37mi 22mi
    X-Train x2
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    Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
    37mi 22mi
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    Training Load By Week

    This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

    • GPS

    All supported devices

    Andrew Simmons

    Lifelong Endurance

    Coach Andrew Simmons draws from certification, experience, and hard science to help athletes achieve there goals. Andrew specializes in working with distance runners looking to conquer the 5K to the marathon and beyond.

    Run Coaching:

    • Road Running (Mile - Marathon)
    • Ultra Running (50K - 100 Mile)
    • Sky Running/ Mountain Running


    • Running Specific Strength and Condtioning
    • Injury Specfic Strength and Conditioning (will work alongside PT team)
    • Running Form and Gait Analysis
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