Phil's Beginner Marathon Plan + Email Access to Coach: 12 Weeks

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Phil Mosley - 10,000+ Plans Sold On Training Peaks - MyProCoach.net

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Length

12 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Other, 4 Run, 2 Day Off, 2 Strength

Longest Workout

2:30 hrs

Plan Specs

running marathon beginner hr based pace based tss based

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A Marathon Plan for Beginner or Time Limited Runners.
Achieve your best ever race-fitness!


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  • Detailed, flexible plan from respected coach/athlete Phil Mosley
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"I have made nice improvements in pace. My Z2 pace has improved from 8:40 to 7:50 in 3 months!" Peter Eberle, 2018

"Finished my first Marathon yesterday with your Novice Training Plan. Finished strong! Thanks." ​Susan McDevitt, Oct 2018


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Is This Plan For You?

Visit "Training for Marathon Running" for more information. Key features include:
  • Progress from 4:30 to 6:15 hrs training p/wk
  • 4 runs, 2 strength sessions and 1 day off each week.
  • Every 4th week is active recovery.
  • Workouts measured in duration to avoid under/over training.
  • Regular fitness tests to track progress.
  • Train using Pace, HR or RPE (Feel).
  • Workouts compatible with Garmin and many more devices.
To start you should already be running 3x per week and able to jog for 1:20 hrs. View sample weeks below:Click below to watch a Series of 6 Short Videos from Phil about our plans:



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I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:28
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:28
Average Weekly Breakdown

Phil Mosley

MyProCoach™

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:35:00
60.2TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z1-Z2 (easy/steady).

Main Set: 
Run/jog for 30 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Try to keep a steady pace but if you need to take walk breaks that is OK. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
Get warm or dry clothes on and walk for 5 mins. Optional gentle stretching session after.

Sample Day 1

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Running.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 8 (Exercise 3)
3. Bulgarian Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 4)
4. Reverse Lunge: 3 x 7 (Exercise 6)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 15)
6. Bent Over Row: 3 x 10 (Exercise 12)
7. Mountain Climber: 3 x 8 (Exercise 22)
8. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 26)
9. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 20)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 2

0:35:00
43.9TSS
Aerobic Endurance

All in low to mid Z2. These runs are to be done slowly. They will gradually build your endurance and increase your efficiency. If you do them faster, you'll increase your injury risk for no real benefit.

Sample Day 3

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Running.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 14 (Exercise 1)
2. Alternate Lunge: 3 x 9 (Exercise 5)
3. Step Up: 3 x 8 (Exercise 7)
4. Push Up: 3 x 12 (Exercise 13)
5. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 3 x 7 (Exercise 11)
6: Lying Hip Abduction: 3 x 12 (Exercise 19)
7. Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 (Exercise 17)
8. Side Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)
9. Sit-Up: 3 x 10 (Exercise 25)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 4

0:36:30
51.7TSS
Strength Endurance

These will help your running strength and power. For hill sessions it's best to use RPE or Heart Rate to measure your intensity, rather than pace. The gradient should be 3 to 6%.

Warm Up:
10 mins in Z2.
4 x 30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 sec recoveries in Z1.

Main Set:
5 x 90 secs in low Z5 up a hill + 2 min recoveries in Z1-Z2

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Sample Day 6

1:20:00
102.5TSS
Aerobic Endurance

All in low to mid Z2. This is your long run and will gradually increase in duration.

Sample Day 8

0:42:00
61.6TSS
Tempo Run

Warm Up:
6 mins in Z2.
4 x 30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 sec recoveries in Z1.

Main Set:
3 x 7 mins in low Z4 + 2 min recoveries in Z1.

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Phil's Beginner Marathon Plan + Email Access to Coach: 12 Weeks

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