Endurance Journey Beginner Marathon Program (20 Weeks) (Effort + Pace Target Plan)
Patrick AshAll plans by this Coach
This 20-week plan is the perfect launchpad to prepare you to run your first marathon (42.2km/26.1 mile) event. Ideally, you should be able to run 50 minutes without stopping before beginning this program. The schedule consists of 4 days of training per week progressing from 30 minutes of running intervals in the first week to running 2.5-3 hours consistently by the end of the program. You will learn how to warm up safely and run with great form using your effort as guide to your training intensity. If you show up, be consistent, and follow the plan as outlined in this plan you will successfully finish your first marathon feeling prepared and strong.
The Plan Includes:
The 20 Week Marathon Training Plan
Weekly Video Education Sessions
Weekly Video Self Massage Sessions
Detailed Race Planning Guide
Coach Access Package (Virtual Q and Al) + Virtual Community (Strava Group)
Everything you need to get to you the finish line feeling stronger, faster, and healthier than ever!
Designed By Patrick Ash MSc, CSEP-CEP, Jen Ruland, BKin, CSEP-CEP. ASCM, Over 30 years of experience and certification in Triathlon and Run Coaching.
Here is what a few athletes have to say about Endurance Journey Coaching:
"I appreciate you understand the athlete’s unique needs tailor your workout plans to be flexible based on each individual, including time for personal/family needs, sleep, nutrition, along with training schedules." - Shari M.
"I appreciate the broad base of knowledge your coaching offers - sport specific, nutrition, mobility etc. You focus on developing focus developing a positive mindset in athletes celebrating achievements. You are strongly committed to providing a supportive environment for all." - John A.
"You provide a plan to meet my goals but that plan is flexible and adaptable. You understand that family is first, work is second and everything else is after that and so understand that their can be limits to what I have time for and work around that to develop a plan that is doable. Balance." - Jim G.
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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|0:29 hrs||0:10 hrs|
|4:14 hrs||2:55 hrs|
|0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|0:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||0:29 hrs||0:10 hrs|
||4:14 hrs||2:55 hrs|
||0:55 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||0:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
- 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.
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