26.2 BEGINNER Marathon Plan for time crunched athlete
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This plan is for the time crunched athlete who enjoys running and can run 10 kms comfortably and is looking at adding a marathon to their running achievements.
The plan is for 4 workouts a week with cross training on rest days, such as stretching, gym, yoga, pilates, swimming or spinning to aid in core strength, conditioning and remaining supple whilst adding fitness. Your long run is on a Saturday. Each week the volume will increase with a recovery week every fourth week where the volume is reduced to allow the body some much needed rest and to recover.
The plan is written in easy to understand language based on pace and perceived effort and time based running. By the end of 19 weeks you will have excellent base fitness and be ready to run a full marathon
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|3:28 hrs||3:30 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:28 hrs||3:30 hrs|