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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

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Length

8 Weeks

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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.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
3:01 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength x2
1:10 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:01 hrs 1:30 hrs
Strength
1:10 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

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