Marathon Training Plan Level 3 Speedster – 12 week


Quick Facts:

  • Length: 8-12 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 Speedster type of runner

Plan includes:

  • Tried and true, scientifically-based and proven marathon workout sequence
  • Provides a heavier mix of repetition/speed workouts while minimizing workouts that don’t work as well for speedsters
  • 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.

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