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Steel City's - Advanced Marathon Plan: 16 Weeks - 3:30 Goal

Includes Structured Workouts

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

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Suzanne Atkinson, MD. National & World Champion Coach, Author & Founder of Steel City

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16 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

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Is this plan for you?
This is an advanced 16 Week Marathon plan that uses structured workouts based on running pace. Consider this plan if you:
∙Currently run 25-30 miles per week
∙Completed your most recent marathon in 3:45-4:00 (or faster)
∙Have a target goal of 3:30 in your next marathon
∙Currently do a weekly 8-10 mile run without any difficulty
∙Have been training at your current load for at least 4-6 weeks injury free.

Other Plan Features
∙Structured Workouts for nearly every session
∙Run Threshold based Training Zones
∙Progressive Periodization in Four Proven Phases
∙Every 4th week is a recovery week
∙Periodized Strength, Core & Mobility Training
∙Race Specific Training increases each block
∙Opportunity for monthly racing (5k, 10k, Half) prior to race day

Preview Plan Weeks
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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
05:30:00 03:30:00
Strength x3
—— ——
Day Off x1
—— ——
Custom x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:32:00 00:40:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
05:30:00 03:30:00
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——
—— ——
00:32:00 00:40:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Suzanne Atkinson

Steel City Endurance, LTD

Coaching philosophy: "We are capable of more than we think we are."

Working with Outward Bound Wilderness taught me that we can push ourselves far beyond our preconceived physical and emotional limits. Suzanne excels at both technical instruction in swim, run & cycling skills as well as exercise science & evidence based periodized training for maximum performance.

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

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