16 week 4.00 to 4.30 hour marathon training plan

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16 week 4.00 to 4.30 hour marathon training plan
Distance Marathon Level All Weeks 16
  • Please note: always do a 15-minute warm up before Threshold, Continuous hills, Circuit or Interval sessions.
  • Substitute cross-training for running if you are injured.
  • Add a conditioning class or consider Pilates or Yoga at least once a week.
  • Stretch every day for at least 10 minutes. 
  • Always eat within 30 minutes of finishing your run.

Training plans supplied by: Nick Anderson at RunningWithUs

Achieve your running goal with our tailor-made schedules for runners of all abilities.

Read the full guide to the Marathon Training Schedules.

KEY:

  • GP: Goal Pace
  • GD: Goal Distance
  • GMP: Goal Marathon Pace

Week 1

  1. Mon

     

    1. Easy run and cross-train 5 miles
  2. Tue

     

    1. Fartlek session 8 sets of 60 to 90 seconds with 30 to 60 seconds jog recovery. 4 to 6 miles.
  3. Wed

     

    1. Steady run 3 to 5 miles
  4. Thu

     

    1. Steady run 4 to 5 miles

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