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Marathon Training Plan Level 3 Combo Runner – 24 Weeks


If you’re looking for a 24 week plan that will help build your base, your strength, speed, and efficiency at your goal pace, this plan is perfect for you. This plan includes 5 weeks of our tried and true Base Training, 5 weeks of our Hill Module, 5 weeks of our Speed Module, and 8 weeks of our Marathon Training Plan. One training plan to do it all.

Quick Facts:

-Length: 20-24 weeks
-Runs per week: 4-6
-Key/Hard Workouts per week: 1-2
-Cross-training days per week: 1-2
-Garmin Structured Workout Compatible
-McMillan Calculator paces integrated into all workouts
-Geared towards the Combo type of runner
Weekly mileage = 30-45 miles per week (50-70 kilometers per week)*
*based on an average training pace of 9:00 min/mi (5:30 min/km)
NOTE: Each run includes a range of duration/distance and pace so actual mileage may vary.

Plan includes:

-All the best tried and true McMillan marathon workouts geared towards combo runners
-Builds fitness in a gradual, yet progressive way to help you stay injury-free
-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 30-45 minutes on your regular runs and at least 75 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: 20-24 weeks (see above description)

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