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Hal Higdon: Marathon--Intermediate 2

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Hal Higdon: Marathon--Intermediate 2


Hal Higdon

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18 Weeks

Plan Description

Hal Higdon: Marathon: Intermediate 2: What's the difference between the Intermediate 1 and the Intermediate 2 Marathon Training Programs? A little bit of mileage, that's all. Runners who choose the latter run three 20-milers toward the end of the program instead of two. And there's a bit more mileage leading up to those 20-milers. Otherwise, the programs are basically the same. You would choose one or the other depending on how many marathons you have run and how your training has progressed. A logical progression would be to start with one of the Novice programs (1 or 2), move to Intermediate 1 for your next marathon and Intermediate 2 for the one after that. Or you may want to stay longer at each level before moving up. And you can even move backwards from Advanced. The choice is yours. Each day, if you sign up for this program, I will send you emails telling you what to run and offering training tips. For more information and directions, visit the marathon screens on my website:

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
04:38:00 02:40:00
X-Train x1
00:47:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:38:00 02:40:00
00:47:00 01:00:00
Day Off
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Hal Higdon

Hal Higdon Communications

Hal Higdon is a Contributing Editor for Runner's World, that magazine's longest lasting writer, Hal's having contributed an article to RW's second issue in 1966. He also is the author of more than three dozen books, including Marathon: The Utimate Training Guide and the recently published Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training and Run Fast (3rd edition).

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