8 Week Base Training Program Marathon

Author

Lachlan Ireland

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Run, 2 Day Off

Longest Workout

9.94 miles

Plan Specs

running marathon intermediate advanced hr based pace based base period

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

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This plan is best for athletes who have completed numerous Half Marathons and are looking at building their base towards their A Race.

The follow up plan from this one is the 8 Week Marathon Build Plan which can be found in the Training Peaks Store

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 06:17

Lachlan Ireland

Athletes Edge Australia

I believe that all athletes should have access to a coach who put them and their goals first. I love being a full time coach whilst coaching various squads and group fitness classes within the Brisbane area.
I have access to state of the art strength and conditioning facilities in Brisbane for one on one and squad sessions and I look forward to being able to give you the service that all athletes deserve when they are striving for when chasing their goals.

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Sample Day 1

1:00:00
45TSS
Recovery Session

This session will remain constant throughout the whole training plan, apart from the last 2-3 weeks where the time will slightly increase. It is designed to work you at a low aerobic state and encourage the body to produce adaptations in relation to endurance training.

Sample Day 2

1:06:00
66TSS
Tempo Run

Sample Day 4

1:01:00
80.7TSS
3min Efforts

The goal here is to remember how to move your legs quickly, and to make your usual race pace seem slow by comparison. You'll get the most out of these workouts by doing them on tired legs,

Sample Day 6

0:50:00
36.7TSS
Trail Running

The benefit of Trail Running is the ability to build constant strength through muscles and joints without having to spend time in the gym.

Sample Day 7

1:10:00
48.3TSS
Long Slow Run

Really strong focus on completing the whole distance and keeping our Heart Rate low through this workout.

We are building into this workout so that we finish just as strong as we start. ideally we would love to negative split our marathon so that is what we are starting to train here.

Sample Day 8

1:00:00
45TSS
Recovery Session

This session will remain constant throughout the whole training plan, apart from the last 2-3 weeks where the time will slightly increase. It is designed to work you at a low aerobic state and encourage the body to produce adaptations in relation to endurance training.

Sample Day 9

1:15:00
77.5TSS
Tempo Run

8 Week Base Training Program Marathon

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