Training Plans

Choose a training plan to suit you.
Name Weeks
Pfitzinger and Douglas 55 miles per week or less 18 week marathon plan
Added by icemaiden
Probably not for the absolute beginner looking to get round but has some variety to stop boredom as the miles mount up
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Pfitzinger and Douglas 18 week plan 55-70 miles a week marathon plan
Added by Nephi
18
Runner's World Marathon 16 Week Intermediate Plan
Added by fetcheveryone
16
P&D 2nd Edition 18week 35-55 miles
Added by larkim
Extracted from P&D 2nd edition kindle book descriptions
18
P&D 12 week, 35 - 55 miles per week plan
Added by HappyG(rrr)
Copied from P&D Advanced Marathoning book.
12
P&D 55-70mpw 12 week schedule
Added by daviec
From Advanced Marathoning 2nd Edition
12
Hal Higdon Novice Marathon Plan 1
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Furman Marathon Training plan (Runners World version)
Added by Karen S
Paces for each type of session adjusted relative to your current 10k race pace. The paces shown are for 9 minute mile 10k pace. Long run pace: 10k pace +60 to 75 seconds/mile. Long tempo pace: 10-k +30 to 35 seconds. Mid tempo pace: 10k +15 to 20seconds. Short tempo:10k pace. 1600m intervals: 10k -35 to 40seconds. 1200m intervals: 10k -40 to 45 seconds. 800m intervals 10k - 45 to 50 seconds. 400m intervals: 10k - 55 to 60 seconds. Work out your paces and adjust paces on the plan accordingly.
16
Hal Higdon Marathon Advanced 1 training schedule
Added by DuaneDibbley
18
Furman intermediate marathon plan
Added by HappyG(rrr)
Furman institute marathon plan from Runners World US website. Ignore tempo and interval durations, paces given in notes
16
P&D 55-70 miles per week, 18 week plan
Added by Jigs
18
My first Marathon plan based on Hal Higdon Novice 2
Added by Dodgem
Any type of cross training on exercise bike days
21
P & D 18 weeks @ 70 mile per week or less
Added by MaT.T
18
ASICS sub 3:30 Marathon Training Plan
Added by Dillthedog
Dillthedog's VMLM 2015 plan, not that I expect to get under 3:30, but we can still do the training, right?
16
Berlin Marathon 2012 Training Plan
Based upon the 55 - 70 mi Pete Pfitzinger 18 week training plan
23
Pfitzinger and Douglas 85 miles per week Plus (up to 105) 12 week marathon plan
Added by almeriarunner
For the masochists amongst you!
13
P&D 18 week 85+
Added by daviec
High mileage plan from Advanced Marathoning 2nd Ed.
18
P&Ds 55 to 70 adjusted and in KM's (Actually 100-115km)
Added by damo_HAC
Starts off with slightly longer Sunday Runs so more like 60-70mi (100 to 115km). Option to rest on Mondays
18
P&D up to 55 mile post marathon recovery miles
Added by larkim
5
Jack Daniels 2Q 18 week plan 41-55mpw
Added by larkim
Peak mileage to be chosen individual, 41-55mpw is the range that the 2Q sessions are supposed to work around
19
Abingdon Marathon Plan
Added by mill4six
17
Mrs Jigs 17 week marathon plan
17
Marathon Maybe
Added by snogard
Sub 5 hours
19
Brighton 2015
Added by frankss1104
13 wk
14
Pfizinger & Douglas up to 55mpw 18 week plan
Added by Huntsman
Plan from the second edition of Advanced Marathoning
18
Hal Higdon 24 week Marathon Plan
23
Hal Higdon Intermediate 1
Added by StuH
slightly tweaked for a couple of races
18
P&D 70-85 MPW 18 Week Schedule
From Advanced Marathoning
18
Pfitzinger and Douglas 18 week plan 55-70 miles a week marathon plan (Streaker Version)
Added by Nephi
Monday should be rest / cross train but this version has a short recovery run instead
18
Brighton Marathon Training Plan - Adapted Hal Higdon Novice 1
Added by PinkSparkie
Swapped weeks round to suit
14
H's longterm plan for NY from scratch
Added by Aussie Babe
Get round sched
42
Sweatshop Marathon plan
Added by snogard
This is a sub 5 hour plan that incorporates an addition 6 week base build at the start
21
LNM 2018 (JB)
Added by DoricQuine
16
Laurie's 20 week Furman (Abingdon) Marathon Plan
Added by steeplechaser
16 week plan from book with weeks 4-7 repeated to make 20 weeks. Based on 5mile PB 30.43
19
Paris Marathon Training
Added by Scooba Steve
18
Maratona di Roma
Added by Nelski
Hal Higdon's plans has yet to fail me. Helped me to three Half Marathons, with improvements (of 4 minutes) each time.
18
General marathon plan
Added by cjbviolin
16
Ronnie's Marathon
Added by RunningRonnie
Orkney Marathon
15
Matt Fitzgerald 80/20 HR marathon Pan, Level 2
Added by Bob!
80% easy running
18
Phill's London Marathon training plan
Added by Phill_Young
16
P&D multiple marathoning (4 weeks)
Added by StuH
4 week bridging plan between marathons
4
12 week london
Added by Leyster
11
P&D up to 55 miles per week
18
P & D 5 Week Marathon Recovery Plan
5
JD 41-55 mpw "4 week" plan over 26 weeks
Added by larkim
Extracting the 2 Q sessions, plus the peak mileage percentages, plus taper week. JD says you can drop into this plan at any time, so can be used for less than 26 weeks
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Hansons First Marathon - "From Scratch" 18 week plan
Added by larkim
Lifted from the Hanson First Marathon plan book, with a correction made for the final week misprint
18
Hansons Advanced First Timer
Added by larkim
From Hansons First Marathon book
18
2011 Annual Mileage
Added by Pagesmith
Paris and New York Marathon
53
14 Week Sub 4hr Marathon 2011
Added by AdrianB1066
14
Slipknot's London and Berlin Marathon training
Added by Slipknot69
Startin fron the 1st of January,training schedules leading up to London and then Berlin
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Mud Rocs Marathon Training Plan
Added by Mud Rocs
First attempt will refine over next couple of weeks
13
London Marathon Plan 2011
Added by JAnders
13
Sort of Marathon ish training plan
Just to keep us going until summer really
14
edinburgh marathon
8
Edinburgh Marathon
Added by Im A Runner
7
P&D modified for billy bonus extra miles
Added by larkim
Replicating what I nearly did for the canx Manchester marathon 2020
12
My Marathon
Added by **slowguy**
My own personal Marathon training schedule.
13
Greg's Rutland Marathon Plan
Added by Longdog
18
Miles and Miles and Miles
Added by Cladinlycra
run up to abingdon, will probably make changes to number of brick work outs. hope to run parts of the cotswold way on the trails to get some nice hill work in
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Dublin Marathon 10 week plan
Added by ianmcaleese
11
7 weeks to go
Amsterdam marathon
8
Sub 3:30 Abingdon
Added by Micky J
RW Sub 3:25 plan
16
Marine Corps Marathon Crazy 7 Week Schedule
Added by CaniRuna
Already have an established base of mileage
8
VLM training
28
Jenko's Sub 5:00 Hour Plan
Added by Jenko
Slow and Steady
23
Gill and Becca's London Marathon Training Plan
Added by sluggett
18
DUBIA MARATHON
Added by steve2000
6
VLM 2012 - 16 week plan for 4:30
Added by Jenko
17
London Marathon Plan
45 year old trying the FIRST programme
16
Half to Full Marathon in 6 weeks
Added by FrenchyUK
Stepping up the mileage quickly but progressively and hopefully avoiding injury or overdoing it in order to complete one of my lifetime goals to complete a marathon before I go on my travels
7
Portsmouth Coastal Marathon Training Plan
Added by scoobydo66
16 Week Plan for intermediate runner to get in shape for marathon
17
Giles' 9-wk marathon training plan
Added by GD
hoping for a sub 3:30, but a new PB will do (so anything under 3:45!)
9
London Marathon 2013 - S Farmer
Added by stuartfarmer
32
Barcelona Marathon Training
Added by Nggroves
14
VLM Plan
Added by Mandymoo
16
10 weeks to Go to London
Added by boy elliott
11
Edinburgh the Lilly way
Added by Lillias
8
Bungay marathon training 2014
Added by Bignose
16
80/20 adapted marathon
Added by Markie Bee
Adapted for milage. Based on zone 2 heart rate 129-143bp & pace 8-8.5 min/mile
18
Temporary
Added by daviec
18
Amsterdam Marathon 2014 training plan
Added by LiquidLen
Based on FIRST Run Less, Run Faster philosophy
16
GNR and back again
Added by DJ78UK
Raising money for Round Table Children's Wish
9
Dublin Marathon Madness
Added by Pupas
From 0 to 26.2 miles in 17 weeks without an injury
15
BAW Amsterdam plan
10
Laurie's 20 week Furman Plan (Shakespeare Marathon April 2015)
Added by steeplechaser
16 week plan from book with weeks 4-7 repeated to make 20 weeks. Based on 5k PB 18.10
19
Brain Training
Added by Bob!
4 runs per week
21
Missvivvy's adjusted P&D <55 miles pw 18 week marathon training plan
Added by missvivvy
London Marathon Training plan - adjusted from Pfitzinger & Douglas to fit around life. Also includes cross training and time away.
18
1 shot at London in a G F A race
13
Laura's London Marathon training plan
Laura
16
Ultra Ragnar and Marathon
Added by CBrown18
19
London Marathon 2016
17
Ben's VLM training
Added by cityBen1983
First attempt at a marathon training plan!
17
Moscow 24 Week
Added by Scooba Steve
24
Autumn Marathon Training Plan
Added by daveeggleton
25
Kinetic Revolution 16wk Marathon Plan (5 runs per week)
Training plan that includes strength & mobility workouts (https://www.kinetic-revolution.com/marathon-training-plans-plus-strength)
16
15 Week Intermediate 4 days per week.
Added by andyb
Limited training days plan.
15
Hal Higdon multiple marathons - 4 weeks
Added by StuH
bridging plan for multiple marathons
4
P&D Advanced marathoning upto 55 miles pw.
Added by StuH
Weekly totals listed on Mondays (always a rest day).
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Berlin Marathon
Added by Jinksy
Includes holiday break
21
Brighton Marathon Training
More or less from scratch
24
P&D 12 week 35-55mpw plus billy bonus miles
Added by larkim
Straight P&D plus some extra volume
12
My beginner to marathon plan
Added by GimmeMedals
C25K to marathon
46
ITGs marathon training Spring 2022
Added by ITG 🇮🇸
21
ITG Mývatn maraþon 2023
Added by ITG 🇮🇸
20
Marathon plan up to 53 MPW with cycling
Added by JPF
Based on P&D 12/55
13
15 weeks up to 50 MPW
Added by JPF
Easy miles for vets
15
SJC Standard 18 Week Plan
Added by SailorSteve
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