Houston Marathon Training Plan Level 2 (Kilometer Based) – 12 Week


This Marathon Training plan is designed for one of the fastest marathons in the USA: Houston Marathon.

Quick Facts:

-Length: 8-12 weeks
-Runs per week: 3-5
-Key/Hard Workouts per week: 1
-Cross-training days per week: 1-2
-Garmin Structured Workout Compatible
-McMillan Calculator paces integrated into all workouts

Plan includes:

-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 3mi (4.8km) on your regular runs and at least 6mi (9.6km) on your long runs.

Need more weeks? Suggested Training Cycle:

-Base Training Plan: adds up to 8 weeks
-Hill Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Speed Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Marathon Training Plan” 12 week