RP Marathon Beginner 3 d/wk
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A running plan for an exerciser with minimal or growing running background but at least 6 months of fitness-related work. A great fit for this beginner program could also be someone who can currently run 2-3 miles without stopping. This plan uses primarily running, starting off slow and easy, and other optional forms of non-impact cardio training, plus suggested resistance training days, to progress you to completion of a very successful marathon. The goal of this plan is to prepare you to run a marathon from start to finish and put you in position to break through personal records at the finish line. This program could also be used as a supplement to many other fitness plans to enhance running-specific fitness.
Training Plan Information:
3 days per week running
24 total weeks, with your primary marathon on week 24. (modifiable to as few as 9 weeks)
Starting weekly running mileage: 6 Miles
Highest weekly running mileage: 34 Miles
Lowest single-session running mileage: 2 Miles
Highest single-session running mileage: 20 Miles
Recommended Prerequisites to use this training plan:
Users should be able to successfully jog 2 miles without stopping (no time/pace requirement).
We recommend that you move up to the "Intermediate" training plan series if you currently do, or have done in the last 6 months, any one of the following or any combination of the following:
Run 8 Miles without stopping (no pace requirement).
Run 20 miles per week, or more, as a part of your fitness routine.
Exercise vigorously with other forms of cardiovascular exercise like cycling/spinning, rowing or some form of "functional fitness” mixed in with running, 8 or more hours per week.
Suggested RP Diet Products to pair with this training plan:
RP Diet Templates for Fat Loss, which comes with Maintenance plans as well. All workouts in this plan are rated to be paired with the various RP Diet Templates.
or, RP 1:1 Diet Coaching
or, (coming soon!) RP Endurance Diet-Related products!
Suggested RP Training Products:
Male and Female Physique Training Templates
or, Weightlifting Hypertrophy and Strength Templates
or, Powerlifting Hypertrophy, Strength, and Peaking Templates
or, Weight Training for Endurance Athletes Templates (coming soon!)
or, RP 1:1 Training Coaching!
How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- 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.
This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.Still have questions about this plan?