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McMillan: Chicago Marathon Novice + FREE Prehab Videos

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Author

Greg McMillan - World-Famous McMillan Running Calculator

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Length

16 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Plan Description

McMillan Running


OVERVIEW


Runs/Week: 3. Key/Hard Workouts/Week: 1.
Novice runner


✓ McMillan Running Paces Fully Integrated
✓ Free Prehab Videos (Strength, Core, Form Drills)
✓ Structured Workouts for your GPS Watch


DESCRIPTION


This Chicago Marathon Training Plan Level 1 training plan (up to 16 weeks long) includes my tried and true, scientifically-based and proven marathon workout sequence to help athletes running Chicago. I'll have you perform lots goal pace workouts so you really know how to dial in goal pace on race day. You'll improve your endurance with progressing long runs. You'll boost your stamina and speed with my marathon specialty workouts and I'll have you perform several goal pace workouts so you really dial in goal pace. And speaking of goal pace, this plan includes several of the predictor workouts I use with athletes so you can be absolutely sure of your best pace for race day.


PREREQUISITE TRAINING


Before starting, you should be able to run 15 minutes on your regular runs and at least 30 minutes on your long runs.


MCMILLAN PACES


For each and every run, I'll provide the exact pace range for each run/workout (integrated from the McMillan Running Calculator). I'm also making your plan really flexible so it can flow with your life. You can easily move runs around based on your life schedule.


FREE PREHAB INCLUDED


In addition to the run training, I'm also going to have you perform our strength training routine that syncs with your run training as well as my form drills to help you improve your running form and learn to run fast. These "prehab" programs are included with your plan and build you into a strong, supple, injury-resistant runner.


QUESTIONS?


Feel free to contact us if you have questions on this or any McMillan Running plan.

How it Works

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
04:01:00 03:00:00
Day Off x3
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Strength x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
04:01:00 03:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
Strength
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Greg McMillan

McMillan Running

McMillan Running was founded to provide an online resource for runners of all levels. It's mission is simple: help people fulfill their potential. Its growing menu of products and services reflect this mission. McMillan Running is based in Mill Valley, California.


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