16 week Intermediate Marathon 55 mile plan (Mileage Based Plan)

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Length

16 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Run

Longest Workout

26.2 miles

Plan Specs

running marathon intermediate

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Summary

CertsOverview:This training plan runs for a total of 16 weeks and takes you from the base development phase 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 and includes a detailed race plan to have you squeezing out every last drop of speed in the tank.



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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.


Prior to using this plan, you should be able to run at least 30 minutes without pain or discomfort.


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Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 06:28

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Sample Day 1

1:15:00
8mi
8 mile General Aerobic Run with Strides

8 miles Aerobic Z2 steady with
10 x 100 M strides at the end of this effort

Intensity for this workout is 15-25% slower than Goal Race Pace
70-81% of MHR
62-75% of HRR

This effort is building our aerobic capacity and our endurance. This should be an all day pace for us and a good one to tag along with a casual group ride.

Be sure to fuel during this effort and hydrate .75-1.5L/hr depending on environmental conditions.

Strides are important for development of the neuromuscular system. They help up generate optimal firing rate with motor unit recruitment and have us running in good form with a solid mid-foot strike in mid stance. A stride should have us increasing our effort and pace while lengthening our stride length while maintaining or slightly increasing our stride rate. Those with sub-optimal stride rates (less than 90spm) should see a greater increase in cadence. This workout may be done in the grass and barefoot only if terrain is safe and athlete has no history of overuse injury. It is important not to slam on the "brakes" at the end of the effort and let the pace slow down naturally before starting recovery.

Sample Day 3

1:20:00
10mi
10 miles Z2 General Aerobic

10 miles Z1-2

Intensity for this workout is 15-25% slower than Goal Race Pace
70-81% of MHR
62-75% of HRR

This effort is building our aerobic capacity and our endurance. This should be an all day pace for us and a good one to tag along with a casual group ride.

Be sure to fuel during this effort and hydrate .75-1.5L/hr depending on environmental conditions.

Sample Day 5

0:45:00
5mi
5 mile Recovery Run

5 miles Z1-2

Be sure to stay below 76% of MHR or 70% of HRR. You should feel better after this run. Preferably this run will be 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 6

1:50:00
13mi
13 miles (8 @ MP)

3 miles easy warm up Z1-2
8 miles at Goal Marathon Pace
2 miles easy cooldown Z1-2

Sample Day 9

0:40:00
4mi
4 mile Recovery Run

4 miles Z1-2

Be sure to stay below 76% of MHR or 70% of HRR. You should feel better after this run.

Preferably this run will be 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 10

1:15:00
8mi
8 mile LT Run

2 miles easy Z1-2
4 miles at Z4 (15k-HM pace)
2 miles easy Z1-2

82-91% of MHR
77-88% of HRR

Sample Day 12

0:40:00
4mi
4 mile Recovery Run

4 miles Z1-2

Be sure to stay below 76% of MHR or 70% of HRR. You should feel better after this run.

Preferably this run will be 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

16 week Intermediate Marathon 55 mile plan (Mileage Based Plan)

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