20 Week Advanced Run Marathon Training Plan

Advanced Run Marathon Training Plan

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Training Plan Overview

The Advanced Marathon Training Program is geared towards seasoned marathoners who are looking to improve their finish times and boost performance. The 20-week program includes long runs up to 21 miles, race pace workouts, speed work [intervals, tempo, pickups] drills, one cross-training workout and strength and rest days. The speed workouts focus on improving speed, fitness and efficiency in running. These are the sessions that will improve performance. The gradual progression of endurance runs will allow you to run farther, more easily and the cross-training allows you to incorporate other activities you enjoy to complement your program. Cross-training activities may include cycling, yoga, swimming, elliptical or any activity that is not walking or running. The Advanced Marathon Program is best suited for those who have been running at least 5-6 times per week for 60-90 minutes for at least one year and have run several marathons.

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1
Feb 11
Feb 11
Run
50 mins
Feb 12
Run
60 mins
Feb 13
Cross-Training
50 mins
Feb 14
Run
50 mins
Feb 15
Run
45 mins
Feb 16
Run-Endurance
8 miles
Feb 17
Rest Day
Week 2
Feb 18
Feb 18
Run
50 mins
Feb 19
Run
60 mins
Feb 20
Cross-Training
50 mins
Feb 21
Run
50 mins
Feb 22
Run
45 mins
Feb 23
Run-Endurance
9 miles
Feb 24
Rest Day
Week 3
Feb 25
Feb 25
Run
50 mins
Feb 26
Run+Speed
60 mins
Feb 27
Cross-Training
50 mins
Feb 28
Run
50 mins
Mar 1
Run
45 mins
Mar 2
Run-Endurance
10 miles
Mar 3
Rest Day
Week 4
Mar 4
Mar 4
Run
60 mins
Mar 5
Run+Speed
60 mins
Mar 6
Cross-Training
50 mins
Mar 7
Run
50 mins
Mar 8
Run
45 mins
Mar 9
Run-Endurance
8 miles
Mar 10
Rest Day
Week 5
Mar 11
Mar 11
Run
60 mins
Mar 12
Run+Speed
57 mins
Mar 13
Cross-Training
50 mins
Mar 14
Run
50 mins
Mar 15
Run
45 mins
Mar 16
Run-Endurance
11 miles
Mar 17
Rest Day
Week 6
Mar 18
Mar 18
Run
60 mins
Mar 19
Run+Speed
63 mins
Mar 20
Cross-Training
50 mins
Mar 21
Run
50 mins
Mar 22
Run
45 mins
Mar 23
Run-Endurance
12 miles
Mar 24
Rest Day
Week 7
Mar 25
Mar 25
Run
60 mins
Mar 26
Run+Speed
60 mins
Mar 27
Cross-Training
50 mins
Mar 28
Run
60 mins
Mar 29
Rest Day
Mar 30
Run-Race Pace
8 miles
Mar 31
Rest Day
Week 8
Apr 1
Apr 1
Run
60 mins
Apr 2
Run+Speed
58 mins
Apr 3
Cross-Training
50 mins
Apr 4
Run
60 mins
Apr 5
Run
45 mins
Apr 6
Run-Endurance
14 miles
Apr 7
Rest Day
Week 9
Apr 8
Apr 8
Run
60 mins
Apr 9
Run+Speed
62 mins
Apr 10
Cross-Training
50 mins
Apr 11
Run
60 mins
Apr 12
Rest Day
Apr 13
Run-Endurance
16 miles
Apr 14
Rest Day
Week 10
Apr 15
Apr 15
Run
60 mins
Apr 16
Run+Speed
53 mins
Apr 17
Cross-Training
50 mins
Apr 18
Run
60 mins
Apr 19
Run
45 mins
Apr 20
Run-Race Pace
10 miles
Apr 21
Rest Day
Week 11
Apr 22
Apr 22
Run
60 mins
Apr 23
Run+Speed
53 mins
Apr 24
Cross-Training
50 mins
Apr 25
Run
60 mins
Apr 26
Run
45 mins
Apr 27
Run-Endurance
18 miles
Apr 28
Rest Day
Week 12
Apr 29
Apr 29
Run
60 mins
Apr 30
Run+Speed
54 mins
May 1
Cross-Training
50 mins
May 2
Run
60 mins
May 3
Run
45 mins
May 4
Run-Race Pace
12 miles
May 5
Rest Day
Week 13
May 6
May 6
Run
60 mins
May 7
Run+Speed
54 mins
May 8
Cross-Training
50 mins
May 9
Run
60 mins
May 10
Run
45 mins
May 11
Run-Endurance
20 miles
May 12
Rest Day
Week 14
May 13
May 13
Run
70 mins
May 14
Run+Speed
58 mins
May 15
Cross-Training
50 mins
May 16
Run
60 mins
May 17
Rest Day
May 18
Run-Endurance
12 miles
May 19
Rest Day
Week 15
May 20
May 20
Run
70 mins
May 21
Run+Speed
66 mins
May 22
Cross-Training
50 mins
May 23
Run
60 mins
May 24
Run
45 mins
May 25
Run-Endurance
21 miles
May 26
Rest Day
Week 16
May 27
May 27
Run
60 mins
May 28
Run+Speed
50 mins
May 29
Cross-Training
50 mins
May 30
Run
60 mins
May 31
Run
30 mins
Jun 1
Run-Endurance
12 miles
Jun 2
Rest Day
Week 17
Jun 3
Jun 3
Run
70 mins
Jun 4
Run+Speed
66 mins
Jun 5
Cross-Training
50 mins
Jun 6
Run
60 mins
Jun 7
Run
45 mins
Jun 8
Run-Race Pace
21 miles
Jun 9
Rest Day
Week 18
Jun 10
Jun 10
Run
70 mins
Jun 11
Run+Speed
50 mins
Jun 12
Cross-Training
50 mins
Jun 13
Run
60 mins
Jun 14
Run
40 mins
Jun 15
Run-Endurance
12 miles
Jun 16
Rest Day
Week 19
Jun 17
Jun 17
Run
50 mins
Jun 18
Run+Speed
60 mins
Jun 19
Rest Day
Jun 20
Run
40 mins
Jun 21
Rest Day
Jun 22
Run-Race Pace
7 miles
Jun 23
Rest Day
Week 20
Jun 24
Jun 24
Run
40 mins
Jun 25
Rest Day
Jun 26
Run
30 mins
Jun 27
Rest Day
Jun 28
Run
30 mins
Jun 29
Rest Day
Jun 30
Race Day!
26.2 miles

Disclaimer

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