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RomeroPerf - 24 Week Marathon Plan - Beginner (Reuseable)


Rebecca Romero - Olympic Gold Medallist & Clive Boulton

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OVERVIEW -This is a 24 week Beginners Marathon Plan that starts with a 10 week running base phase, acclimatising you to running five times per week, it builds from a low of 22 miles per week to peak weeks of around 46 miles. It is periodised with essential recovery weeks and is focused towards runners aspiring to run their first or second marathons.

WHAT IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - This plan is focused at enabling a Beginner Level Marathon Performance, this can be articulated in time terms as approximately sub 4:30hrs for men and sub 4:59hrs for women. So whilst this may be a beginners programme it is for the runner looking to do a little more than just finish!

WHO IS THIS TRAINING PLAN FOR - Invariably those embarking on this plan will have a some basic running background they may not have taken part in may organised road running events, but could have experience in 5km through to Half Marathon events. The plan would also serve as great option for Intermediate Masters athletes aged 50 plus who are still seeking a stronger performance.

CALL: If requested the plan can also include 2x 30-40min video calls, the first at the beginning of the plan and the second at the athletes request as they work through the plan.

PlanAvg Hours / weekMax Hours / weekRace Time AspirationLink


4:38 hrs

6:08 hrs

4:00 - 4:40hrs



5:48 hrs

7:30 hrs

3:25 - 3:59hrs



6:33 hrs

9:30 hrs

2:50 - 3:25hrs


Sample Week

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
4:38 hrs 3:59 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:38 hrs 3:59 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Romero Performance

Romero Performance

Romero Performance offers rower, triathletes and cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to achieve their dreams, and learn from one of the most unique sports persons in the world. Programmes are based upon the principles that Rebecca has used during her time in both the British Olympic Rowing and Cycling Teams. (Two of the most successful sports teams in the sporting world). These experiences and techniques allowed Rebecca to train herself and qualify for the Hawaii Ironman in 2012.

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