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London Marathon Training Plan Level 2 (Mileage Based)


Quick Facts:

-Length: 10-16 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

Weekly mileage = 25-35 miles per week (40-55 kilometers per week)*
*based on an average training pace of 10:00 min/mi (6:15 min/km)
NOTE: Each run includes a range of duration/distance and pace so actual mileage may vary.

Plan includes:

-Tried and true, scientifically-based and proven London marathon workout sequence
-Goal pace predictor workouts to dial in your goal pace
-Progressive long runs to increase your endurance
-Stamina-boosting London 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 30 minutes on your regular runs and at least 60 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.)
-London Marathon Training Plan: 16-20 weeks (see above description)

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