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Marathon: Advanced Plan: 18 weeks


Robert Mittleman

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Plan Description

The Advanced Marathon Plan is for the runner who has completed a number of half marathons and/or marathons. You are now looking to go to a whole new level in your training and can handle advanced workouts as well as mileage. You should have complete a couple of marathons before signing up for this program. Congrats and good luck.


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
39mi 20mi
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
39mi 20mi
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

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Sample Day 1

LT Run

8 mile run w/4 miles @ 15k to 1/2 Marathon Pace. 2M w/u and c/d. If you don't have a known pace, run marathon goal pace less 30 to 45 seconds. Strech afterwards.

Sample Day 3

Aerobic Run

9 Miles or up to 90 minutes...Keep HR in zone 1 or Zone 2. This meant to be a light run by keeping heart rate low throughout. Focus on being light and pay attention to form. Stretch afterwards.

Sample Day 5

Recovery run

4 Miles ...easy. Keep HR in zone one. Add in core after run.

Sample Day 6

Long Run

12 miles or up to 1:45 of running time. Keep heart rate in zone one or lower end of zone two.

Sample Day 8

Aerobic run with Speed

8 miles with 8 x 30 seconds of strides with focus on speed. Imagine a final kick towards the finish line. Suggestion is to run for 20 minutes before doing strides. Take up to 90 seconds of recovery after each set. Stretch afterwards.

Sample Day 10

Aerobic Run

10 miles or up to 90 minutes. Keep HR in zone 1 or zone 2. Light on your feet. Not to strenous. Stretch afterwards.

Sample Day 12

Recovery run

5 Miles ...easy. No higher than zone one. Core Post run.

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