running training plan

Bespoke training plan for racing the marathon

This training plan is created specifically to help you run or race your first half marathon improve your time.

Can one schedule work for both the new racer and the improver?

No, not really. As mentioned in the details of our 5k program, one schedule to suit everyone will not be ideal for anyone. A runner's first marathon is very different to any subsequent marathon he or she will run. Most runners' main objective will be to complete the distance. Once that box is ticked though, many people like to explore their potential and at least improve their time.
However, that is not always the case. Consider the runner who's objective is to join that exclusive 100-marathon club; finishing remains, above all the highest priority.
Regardless of your marathon goals, we'll work with you to create a unique schedule to help you achieve it.

What duration plan should I choose for my marathon?

Well, that is up to you. Our schedules come in three durations: 8, 16 or 24 weeks.
For the shorter distances, 8-weeks will often be enough. But effective marathon training really does demand longer. Of course you might have a specific reason to choose the 8-week, even for a marathon. Perhaps you have 2 marathons planned — 8 weeks apart — and want to schedule your training appropriately. Of course, we can help you with this scenario, just let us know these (or any other requirements) on the questionnaire you receive.

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