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Base Low-Volume Marathon Plan

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Base Low-Volume Marathon Plan

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Author

Louis Hughes

Length

8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

Welcome to the first 8 weeks of your 24 week marathon plan.

This plan is meant for athletes that are time constrained. The heavy intensity of the workouts are meant to replace the workouts that you would normally do in a higher volume plan.

If your marathon is less than 24 weeks away, you should still start with this plan.

When you are finished with this plan, you should advance to the "Build Low-Volume Marathon Plan", which is another 8 weeks of training: https://www.trainingpeaks.com/my-training-plans/Low-Volume-Build-Plan

The final block of training is the "Race Specific Low-Volume Marathon Plan" (8 weeks). This is meant to build fitness and experience specific to your race goals, and taper you so that you're properly rested for race-day. This is only meant for athletes that have finished the initial 16 weeks of the marathon plan.

NOTE: Although heavy intensity workouts result in quick and significant gains, they can and often do result in injury. This is why it's important to NOT skip the lifting workouts of this plan. The lifting is specifically designed for injury prevention as well as performance enhancement.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
03:02:00 01:30:00
Strength x2
01:11:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
03:02:00 01:30:00
Strength
01:11:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week


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.

Refund Policy

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