8-Week Marathon Training Plan

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week

This plan is designed for anyone looking to run a marathon with only 2 months to train for it. I have used it with great success. It is intended for someone with a few shorter distance races under his/her belt, such as 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons. It is not ideal for a beginner runner.

Sample Day 1
8mi
Easy Run

Sample Day 2
4mi
Easy run

Sample Day 4
6mi
Fartlek Workout

1 mile warmup
4 mile fartlek (4 minutes on, 1 minute off)
1 mlle cooldown

Sample Day 6
10mi
Long Run

Sample Day 8
5.25mi
Easy Run

5 mile easy run

Sample Day 9
3.88mi
Hill Repeats

Workout:
1 mile warmup
10x150m hill repeats
1 mile cool down

Sample Day 11
8mi
Progression Run

Workout:
2 mile warmup
5 mile progression run
1 mile cool down