Running Marathon 26.2 Advanced
Carrie Smith, PT, DPT, USAT and IRONMAN Certified CoachAll plans by this Coach
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This 16 week plan is designed for the advanced runner who is training for a Marathon 26.2 race. It is recommended that you have previously completed a marathon distance race or longer, have been running an average of ~25+ miles per week consistently for the last two months, are accustomed to interval training, and can complete the following distance:
Run 10 miles
This plan will include two benchmark running tests to establish or update your training zones. You'll also receive a training zone calculator as well as step by step instructions on how to update your ranges in Training Peaks.
A typical week will include 5-6 runs (longest peaks at 20 miles) two days of interval training, two strength training sessions, two foam rolling sessions, and one optional cross-training day. There will be a gradual build in duration and intensity for two to three weeks, and then an easier week to allow for recovery.
Each training plan will include access to the training zone calculators as well as a Training Manual. The training manual will include instructions on how to use your zones (RPE, HR, pace), how to perform benchmark testing, and access to video descriptions of the drills and exercises, and tips on race day and workout hydration and nutrition.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:58 hrs||2:40 hrs|
|1:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|0:51 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:58 hrs||2:40 hrs|
||1:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||0:51 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: