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Marathon - sub 4:00, 18 weeks (Garmin-compatible, access to coach)

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Author

Marius Triukas

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Length

18 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

Who is this Plan for?

If you have finished a half-marathon or two, this plan will help you to prepare for your sub-4:00 marathon time goal in 18 weeks.

It is quite a short period of time for marathon preparation, so it is recommended that you were exercising on a regular basis prior to starting this plan and also have checked your health with a physician.

Plan Highlights

The plan has one intro week and starts with 3:20 hours of running first week. It includes a variety of workouts (strides, tempo, steady state, endurance, to name a few) arranged in three-week cycles, which will allow your body to adapt and prepare for a challenging race.

The plan is based on a percentage of your calculated Threshold Pace, however, workout descriptions also refer to RPE 1-10 (Rating of Perceived Exertion) scale. RPE will help you evaluate your 'pace by feel', so the actual distance covered may be different from one set in the workout.

The plan is compatible with Garmin devices so you will have structured workouts delivered straight to your watch when using the AutoSync feature after connecting your TrainingPeaks and Garmin Connect accounts. However, please check your device compatibility in the Garmin/TrainingPeaks website.

Access to Coach

If you will have any questions for this plan, before or after purchasing it, please contact me by e-mail marius@trainbydata.com and I’ll be happy to help you. And read the Welcome message before starting. It contains important information about your plan.

Plan version 2.0.0

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
04:27:00 03:00:00
Strength x1
00:37:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
04:27:00 03:00:00
Strength
00:37:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week


Marius Triukas

Train By Data

Sub 3-hour marathoner and sub-11-hour full distance finisher, IRONMAN® Certified Coach with IT background (and father of two). Interested in data analysis and constant search for improvement, meter-by-meter, second-by-second.

If you’re ready and willing to delve into your training data and if you want to explore how numbers translate to your fitness, let’s talk and see if we can find out what your training may or may not has been missing.


  • 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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