Marathon Machine/20 Weeks [INTERMEDIATE]

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:39

This Marathon Machine program is for beginner to intermediate marathon runners preparing for a marathon. Incorporates strength building workouts, hill structured workouts and cross training. The 20 week program incorporates 4 weeks of Base, 8 weeks of Build, and 5 weeks of peak volume that leads into 3 weeks of tapering. Largest peak volume week tops at 2x marathon distance (~52 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
http://bit.ly/1nF7NNf
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 3
1:15:00
9mi
82TSS
Base | Aerobic

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

Sample Day 9
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 16
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 21
1:00:00
7mi
67.6TSS
Base | Aerobic

1 Hour Run. Aerobic. Warm up for about 10 minutes. Active set for about 45, cool down for 5. Final distance is intensity defined.

Sample Day 23
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 86
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.)

Tony Rich
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