Marathon Taper and Race Plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:44
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:44
Training Load By Week

CertsOverview:This training plan runs for a total of 3 weeks and takes you from the peak of training through race day. This plan follows an exponential taper to bring you primed to have a personal best race day performance. While the overall stress is strategically decreased the intensity is massaged just the perfect amount to put a fine edge on your fitness and bring you into form.

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***It is always recommended to see your physician before starting a new exercise program***


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Designed by the Certified Athletic Trainers, Strength Specialists, and IRONMAN Certified Coaches at The Training Plan Source Powered by IREP Athletics LLC.  Anthony J Ross ATC, CSCS, M. Ed., Scott Proscia BS ATC, M. Ed., IRONMAN Certified Coach, and Colin Kalescky BS CPT bring you plans that incorporate over 25+ years of combined education and experience designed to help YOU achieve your personal fitness goals and Respond Evolve Perform.


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Sample Day 1
0:00:01
Before you start

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Attached is a Training Plan Instruction guide.

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
5mi
4 x 1200m on 3 minutes recovery

1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track
4 x .75 Miles (1200m) Hard FASTER than 5k pace with 3 minutes off between each
1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track

We will stimulate some of our type II fibers in this workout. It is important that we don't create a horseshoe or "U" type effort curve during this workout. (You do this by starting out fast slowing to recover and speeding up at the end of the interval). Alternatively what I want you to do is gradually build into the effort for the interval and finish strong. I should see either a very steady effort across the interval or a slight increase in effort as the interval progresses.

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
20TSS
60 min Recovery Run/walk

60 mins very easy cap top of Z1 would like half of this as a walking effort and preferably on a soft surface to mitigate ground reaction force and impact stress. This is a great workout to do on a hiking or nature trail. Don't get sluggish in cadence because of the easy nature of this workout. Goal Cadence should still be around 90 steps per minute.

Think of this as sharpening the saw. It should make you feel better not trying to get anything accomplished here but just facilitating recovery

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
27.5TSS
60 minute Drill Run

15 mins Z1
15 mins drill work
30 mins Z1

Sample Day 7
2:15:00
66.7TSS
4 x 25 Z2 with 5 Easy

10 minutes easy warm up with Dynamic Mobility
- Wooden Soldiers (Straight Leg march)
- Walking Lunge
- Carioca
- Side Shuffle
- Skipping
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4 x 25 minutes Mid-upper Z2 with 5 minutes Bottom of Z2 easy
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5 minute cooldown very easy Z1

Sample Day 9
1:05:00
5.72mi
5 x 800m on 400m recovery

1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track
5 x 1/2 mile (800m) Hard approx 5k pace with 400 meters easy jog between each
1 mile (1600M) warm up on the track

We will stimulate some of our type II fibers in this workout. It is important that we don't create a horseshoe or "U" type effort curve during this workout. (You do this by starting out fast slowing to recover and speeding up at the end of the interval). Alternatively what I want you to do is gradually build into the effort for the interval and finish strong. I should see either a very steady effort across the interval or a slight increase in effort as the interval progresses.

Sample Day 10
1:00:00
20TSS
60 min Recovery Run/walk

60 mins very easy cap top of Z1 would like half of this as a walking effort and preferably on a soft surface to mitigate ground reaction force and impact stress. This is a great workout to do on a hiking or nature trail. Don't get sluggish in cadence because of the easy nature of this workout. Goal Cadence should still be around 90 steps per minute.

Think of this as sharpening the saw. It should make you feel better not trying to get anything accomplished here but just facilitating recovery

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