Marathon Training Plan: Intermediate, 16 weeks, with Functional Strength, by Pace & HR
Laura Marcoux: USAT Level II Endurance, Ironman Certified Coach, NSCA-CPTAll plans by this Coach
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Coach Laura’s Keys to Performance:
1. Endurance Training: We must increase our aerobic capacity in order to cover the distance and duration that is necessary for our race goals. Quality will always be emphasized over quantity.
2. Strength Training: Being a durable, resilient, well-rounded athlete is necessary for longevity in triathlon. Strength training is periodized and takes different forms depending on what phase of training we are in, but it is a consistent staple in the training program.
3. Mental Training: Maintaining a process-focused mindset allows for continued progress as athletes and as humans. Results are driven by commitment to and love of the process. We are never done learning, exploring, uncovering, and growing as both humans and athletes. Commit to being open-minded, showing up every day, and not being afraid to fail.
4. Recovery: Progression is a combination of build and recovery. The recovery phase is crucial because that is when your body soaks in the adaptations of training. Training breaks your body down, then recovering builds it back up stronger than before. There are many recovery modalities, but the most important concept is that you commit to resting both your body and mind.
About the Plan:
This training plan is a 16 week build leading up to a marathon race. It is designed to build upon the aerobic endurance necessary for completing a marathon, while adding a strength and speed component in order to maximize your performance and prevent running-related injuries. Run drills are incorporated to maximize technique and efficiency.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|1:40 hrs||1:09 hrs|
|1:17 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||1:40 hrs||1:09 hrs|
||1:17 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor