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25 week marathon training plan

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Jul 2019
11:47am, 6 Jul 2019
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Apologies if this has been asked many times before but I'm looking for a straightforward marathon training plan for c. 20-25 weeks. I've run marathons before but it's been a while and I've never really stuck to a plan. The target is the Disney World marathon in January so I have around 26 weeks to go - the aim is to enjoy the experience (I'm sure there will be lots of character stops) so time is irrelevant; I am a 5+ hour marathoner anyway but hopefully want to be around that time including any stops but also feel strong enough to really enjoy the day
Any help appreciated, thank you
Jul 2019
11:56am, 6 Jul 2019
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Maybe a 10 week hm plan, followed by a 16 week marathon plan?

Build the confidence early, then stretch yourself through the autumn. And if everything goes pear shaped early on you can still do the 16 marathon plan?
Jul 2019
11:59am, 6 Jul 2019
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Time on feet is important. I would make time for some long days in the hills hiking as well as running. I would also make sure you're running around 25-30 miles per week with a few long run of 16-18 miles towards the end of your training.

This is based on nothing other than my plan to train for Manchester Marathon.
Jul 2019
12:39pm, 6 Jul 2019
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Or I think there's a 24-week plan in Advanced Marathoning (P&D); I'd be happy to send you my copy if you'd like it.
Jul 2019
12:57pm, 6 Jul 2019
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Hal Higdon has a 30-week one as well as a range of 18 weeks ones, you could just repeat work up to week 1?
Jul 2019
12:19pm, 7 Jul 2019
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These are great, many thanks everyone!

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