Marathon Training Plan (Novice / Intermediate, 12 Weeks, Starts Any Monday, Reusable)
Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCSAll plans by this Coach
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When you cross the finish line of a marathon, you’ve accomplished something very special!
Especially designed for the novice to intermediate level runner with a full time job and other commitments, the single goal of this 12-week training plan is to set you up for YOUR MARATHON SUCCESS.
Hand-crafted by USA Triathlon-certified coach and elite endurance athlete Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS this plan encapsulates her exercise physiology expertise with more than a decade of experience as as an endurance athlete and coaching hundreds of other athletes to success.
A typical week consists of 4 run and 2 strength workouts. During the plan, you will build up to a 3 hour long run. Your weekly schedule includes optional time allocation for strength exercises and a designated off day (Monday). We recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with perceived effort, but a heart rate monitor is not required.
Please note: This plan starts any time so pick your start day 12 weeks before your target race day (week one is race week). This plan version assumes your target marathon race is on a Saturday or Sunday.
Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive ENDURANCEWORKS Run Training Plan Guide, which explains how to use your training plan, and, as an added bonus, Build and Maintain: Strength Training for Triathletes.
Prior to using this plan, you should be able to run for 90 minutes.
Most importantly, purchase of this program includes complimentary email access to our team at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|3:49 hrs||3:00 hrs|
|0:50 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:49 hrs||3:00 hrs|
||0:50 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor