If you want to go 26.2 miles but have a schedule thats already jam-packed, this plan is for you. This program is geared for a runner with at least three years of experience, who regularly logs 35 to 40 miles per week and has completed other marathons and shorter races. This plan will help you develop the strength and endurance to run the marathon, and give you the flexibility you need to fit training into your busy life. Each week features three quality workouts including Yasso 800s, marathon-pace runs, and long runs. Any other easy runs or cross-training you do on the other days are extra credit. You can move around all the workouts, as long as you dont do hard workouts, like long runs and speed work, back to back.
PLAN LENGTH: 16 WEEKS
WEEKLY ROUTINE: 2-3 DAYS OF REST, 4-5 DAYS OF RUNNING
WEEKLY MILEAGE: 2550 MILES
LONG RUNS: START AT 7 MILES, PEAK AT 22 MILES
QUALITY WORKOUTS: YASSO 800S, MARATHON-PACE RUNS, MILE REPEATS