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Beginner Marathon Training Plan


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16 Weeks

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Plan Description

This is a 16 week marathon training plan starting at 20 miles per week and peaking at 38 miles per week. We are running 4 days a week with 3 rest days/optional cross training days. This is a great plan for someone running a marathon with a base of 20 miles per week and comfortable running a 7 mile long run

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
28mi 26mi
Day Offx3
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
28mi 26mi
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Victoria Phillippi

Run4PRs Coaching

We work with every athlete on an individual level to achieve your goals. Weather you are training for your first 5k, hoping to finish your first marathon, or trying to qualify for Boston, we have a spot for you!

We are focused on your long term success as a runner. We will guide and support you in the best direction for life long success in the sport.