Perfect for those doing their first marathon (or first in a while) or who have struggled with injuries etc when following more advanced plans. This plan is based around easy running, steadily building up the distance each week.
As with all my Standalone Plans, it also includes coaching support materials (video, audio, pfds) on key issues affecting training such as avoiding injuries, pacing, nutrition, S&C, as well as membership of the Feel Fit Training Club and discounts on additional support options.
Why no speed work?
For the vast majority of runners, what limits us is not our top end speed, but our aerobic capacity and our body's ability to absorb training without getting injured or worn out. We can train both of these with less risk by simply building up the distance whilst keeping the pace easy, and therefore putting less strain on the body. This is why I recommend this plan for those new to the distance or prone to injuries. We stop things getting too ‘ploddy’ with some strides to break up longer runs.
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Marathon – all easy pace
Flexible, plan is applied to end on your chosen race date.
20-24 weeks, for those already running 25k+ (15 miles) per week, with longest run at least 12k (7.5 miles).