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Hal Higdon: Marathon 3


Hal Higdon

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24 Weeks

Plan Description

Hal Higdon: Marathon 3 This program fits conveniently between Novice 2 and Intermediate 1, but its main feature (and appeal) is that it offers only three days of running and an extra dose of cross training for those of us who need a bit more rest between our running workouts. Marathon 3, thus, is for experienced runners, those who have been running a year or two or more and who have raced at distances between 5-K and the marathon. It is not an easy program. Expect to run more miles on those three days. You will also run three long runs of 20 miles in a program lasting 24 weeks. Each day I will send you an email telling you how to train, offering tips as well. For more information, visit my websire,

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
03:30:00 03:20:00
Day Off x2
00:01:00 00:15:00
Bike x1
00:32:00 01:00:00
X-Train x1
00:50:00 01:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:30:00 03:20:00
Day Off
00:01:00 00:15:00
00:32:00 01:00:00
00:50:00 01:30:00

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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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