Marathon Training Plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 04:50
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 04:50
Training Load By Week

Your Training Plan Choose your fall marathon or half-marathon and get started on our training plan, specifically tailored for your level and busy life. All plans are based in both the science-driven philosophy of purplepatch with the real-life experience of coaching all levels, from professional athletes to business professionals wanting to stay healthy. The plans are built to fit into your current life commitments while allowing you to arrive at your chosen event prepared and injury free. You get:

A semi-customized 12 or 16 week training roadmap designed for your level and experience The ability to track and record your progress on your personal training tracker feature A feature to view and print a week summary of your training to help you plan ahead and see the big picture

Your Training Runs The plan is only part of the equation, completing the training can be lonely and scary. Run to Become includes weekly guided group runs tailored to your level and guided by experts to help you perform and provide that needed support. You get:

Weekly guided training runs tailored to your level Access to running experts and coaches to help you through the runs and answer your training questions The chance to join the purplepatch Wednesday night social runs. Do your training, join the social following!

Your Community The joy of the adventure is the people you meet along the way. Run to Become provides a wonderful community to connect you to others, provide support and advice for your training, and ensure you make this fall marathon much more than just a goal to train for. You get:

Full access to the online purplepatch community, includes an ask the coach section, an event calendar, route mapping feature and much more. Regular social events throughout the program Regular educational workshops led by Matt Dixon and other leading experts to provide education and advice on nutrition, life balance, tactics and more of your training needs

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
Optional Workout

Choose a cross training activity such as an easy spin on a bike, light swim, yoga or pilates (or equivalent CORE workout).

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
30min Z1/Z2

Tuesday are often smoother days of the week but are designed for aerobic development. Keep the intensity low - perfect social/conversational runs.

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
Build Wednesday

15‘easy (can walk into a light run) followed by, 15’ moderate and converational pace (Z2), 15’ build to strong effort during last effort. Do not get overly worried about pace here but go as the body feels. Wednesday will be a continuous building day in which, if you feel good, the last 10 - 15 minutes can be very strong. If you are tired or over-stressed you can cut intensity and make this a Z1-2 aerobic day. You are free to join the purplepatch Wednesday evening social run to complete your workout.

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
Moderate Run Z1/Z2

Easy, steady pace.

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
Optional Workout

Choose a cross training activity such as an easy spin on a bike, light swim, yoga or pilates (or equivalent CORE workout).

Sample Day 6
0:19:59
Easy Run

0-20 mins easy run OR a 60 min easy spin on the bike

Sample Day 7
1:00:00
purplepatch R2B RUN

Check the website (www.purplepatch.ning.com) for event details. If unable to make it, run 60 - 70 min all Z1-2 with a pattern of (run 9 min Z1/2, walk 1 min easy: 6 times through).