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18 Week Marathon Training Cycle | 50-65 Miles Per Week + Strength Training

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18 Week Marathon Training Cycle | 50-65 Miles Per Week + Strength Training

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Author

Andrew Simmons

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Length

18 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

18 Week Advanced Marathon Training Plan

This plan is ideal for an athlete who's got a solid running base underneath them. If you've had a number of 50 mile weeks and you're looking to build more towards your marathon - this is your plan! This plan is more focused on aerobic volume and 3 workouts every 10 days with Monday's OFF. This plan has been used 15+ times by athletes to produce 12 BQ's and faster!

This plan integrates 2 strength training sessions a week. This plan was update March of 2022 to add in a new bi-lateral strength training session mid-cycle to help off-set any issues that can crop up wiht moderate mileage. Saturday's in this plan are an optional 6th day of running or cross training. They are programmed as part of the mileage.

This program relies heavily on mid-week long runs to bolster your aerobic capacity and help you get stronger, these can always be run as doubles!

If you have questions please e-mail: coaches@lifelongendurance.com

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x6
53mi 22mi
Strength x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
53mi 22mi
Strength
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Training Load By Week


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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

Services:

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

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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