Competitor.com Beginner 20 Week Marathon Plan

Author

Competitor.com

Length

21 Weeks

Typical Week

4 Run, 3 X-Train

Longest Workout

20 miles

Plan Specs

running marathon

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Summary

*Note: Before beginning this training program, a runner should be able to comfortably complete a 3-mile walk.

Terms Defined:

• Walk: Brisk walking to get your legs ready to transition to running.
• Walk-Run: Short segments of easy running interspersed with periods of brisk walking. As you begin to get fitter, extend the length of the running segments while decreasing the amount of walking you do.
• Easy: Run a comfortable, conversational pace. It is OK to take walk breaks if/when necessary.
• Rest: No running or activity. Let your body recover between training sessions.
• X-training, or cross-training: Alternative aerobic exercise of 30 to 60 minutes in duration in the form of swimming, spinning, elliptical, or weight training.

Plan written by Mario Fraioli

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 00:00

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Sample Day 1

2mi

2 mile walk

Sample Day 3

3mi

3 mile walk

Sample Day 5

2mi

2 mile walk

Sample Day 7

3mi

3 mile walk

Sample Day 8

2mi

2 mile walk

Sample Day 10

3mi

3 mile walk

Sample Day 12

3mi

3 mile walk

Competitor.com Beginner 20 Week Marathon Plan

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