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Tom Craggs Performance Coaching - Marathon - Experienced - 5 Runs/Week

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Thomas Craggs

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Length

20 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

This plan will build you up to your marathon over the course of 20 weeks. Your training is designed to get increasingly specific as you move through.

This plan is for runners who are training regularly and will see you running 5 days a week suitable for improving and advanced runners. It starts off with a long run of 80 minutes and builds to some advanced sessions in the final 6-8 weeks. All the sessions are set to time which means the plan can be used by runners of a wider range of abilities including runners targeting under 3 hours up to 4+ hours. In the key weeks of the plan you'll have a supplemental mid week longer run of 75-90 minutes.

The plan will work for those who like to train to perceived effort, HR or pace and it comes with a comprehensive guide to give you all the knowledge you'll need to complete it.

If 5 days a week and a long run of 75 minutes is a bit much for you, fear not check out one of my other plans which can either get you to that point or see you training less or more depending on your ability and available time.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
05:16:00 03:00:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x2
00:55:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
05:16:00 03:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
Strength
00:55:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Thomas Craggs

Tom Craggs Coaching & Consultancy

My passion is working with athletes to get the most fulfilling & successful experience from their sport - allowing them to follow their own, unique journey.

As a coach & PT I have 10 years of experience working with beginners to elites including GB distance runners, Paralympic medallists & AG world champions in multi-sport.

I am UK head coach for Runners World, England Regional Coaching Lead for the South East and an England National Team Coach.


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  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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