Marathon Machine/16 Weeks [CONSERVATIVE]

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:12
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:12
Training Load By Week

This a conservative Marathon Machine program for novice/beginner and developing marathon runners preparing for a marathon. Incorporates strength building workouts and hill structured workouts. It incorporates cross training days. The 16 week program incorporates 3 weeks of Base, 6 weeks of Build, and 4 weeks of peak volume that leads into 3 weeks of tapering. Largest peak volume week tops at 1.5x marathon distance (~40 Miles). Includes recovery weeks and easy days to rest and harvest gains. There is field testing every six weeks to assess advances. Comes with a companion 70+ page eBook and Running Performance Console spreadsheet based calculators with dashboard.

Sample Day -1
1:00:00
6mi
Base | Threshold

Yasso 800s
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These are 800 meter repeats, 10 times. Track or treadmill. Hold Best Average pace

The duration is ultimately defined by ability. May take an hour with recoveries.

Recoveries can be active recoveries and cool down (Fast walking or jogging slowly)

Sample Day 1
1:15:00
9mi
82TSS
Base | Aerobic

Base Mileage. 75 Minute Run. Exact finishing distance will be intensity defined.

Sample Day 7
0:15:00
Running Drills

Drills: Try these drills in your spare time. They can be done indoors. They'll help re-engineer some of your running biomechanics if they require work Side-to-Side Pendulum http://bit.ly/19KF8y1 Timber http://bit.ly/19KH0ag Timber Drill in Pose http://bit.ly/19KH0ag Pony http://bit.ly/19KH7Th Front Lunge http://bit.ly/1ixUspR

Sample Day 14
0:15:00
Running Drills

Drills: Try these drills in your spare time. They can be done indoors. They'll help re-engineer some of your running biomechanics if they require work Side-to-Side Pendulum http://bit.ly/19KF8y1 Timber http://bit.ly/19KH0ag Timber Drill in Pose http://bit.ly/19KH0ag Pony http://bit.ly/19KH7Th Front Lunge http://bit.ly/1ixUspR

Sample Day 63
1:00:00
7mi
Peak | Aerobic

7 mile run (sub-threshold) RPE of 13-14, or Heart Rate Zone 4.

Can be split in half and done as a broken effort (etc. half in the a.m. and half in the p.m.)

Sample Day 105
0:25:00
2mi
Race Week | Recovery

2 mile run @ recovery paces. (RPE 1-2, HR Zones 1-3)

Sample Day 107
26.2mi
T-0 | Sunday Marathon Race Day!

It's Marathon day. Remember, trust the process you went through.

Commit to your race nutrition, pacing plans and entire race execution strategy.

If you've done the work, you will power past the that last 10k and achieve your goal.

Good Luck!

Coach Tony

Tony Rich
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