This Marathon Training Plan Level 1 is designed for one of the fastest marathons in the USA-Houston Marathon.
-Length: 8-12 weeks
-Runs per week: 3
-Key/Hard Workouts per week: 1
-Cross-training days per week: 1-2
-Garmin Structured Workout Compatible
-McMillan Calculator paces integrated into all workouts
Weekly mileage = 20-30 miles per week (30-50 kilometers per week)*
*based on an average training pace of 12:00 min/mi (7:30 min/km)
NOTE: Each run includes a range of duration/distance and pace so actual mileage may vary.
-Tried and true, scientifically-based and proven marathon workout sequence
-Goal pace predictor workouts to dial in your goal pace
-Progressive long runs to increase your endurance
-Stamina-boosting marathon specialty workouts
-Predictor workouts to determine your best pace for race day
-Gradual pace advancement through the training plan to keep you optimally challenged
-Workout swapping – flexibility to move runs around based on your life schedule
-Built-in injury prevention and strength training routines to perform in sync with your running workouts
-Form drills to improve your speed and efficiency
-Be able to run 15 minutes on your regular runs and at least 30 minutes on your long runs.
Need more weeks? Try these plans!
-Base Training Plan: adds up to 8 weeks (Recommended)
-Hill Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Speed Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Marathon Training Plan: 8-12 weeks (see above description)