Hal Higdon Marathon 3

1 watcher
Oct 2015
5:47pm, 6 Oct 2015
238 posts
  • 0
I've run 3 marathons so far. My times were 4:45:34, 5:15:19, 4:44:09. The 5:15 was a result of setting off too fast in pursuit of a sub 4:30.
My training for all 3 has been frighteningly similar. 16 week plan. 38/38/37 runs. Mileage 253/247/261. Total of 5 longest runs 77/83/83.
Each time I have planned to run 4 - 5 times a week but life seems to get in the way. With hindsight 4 - 5 runs is obviously unrealistic, both in terms of time available and the way my body copes with the extra mileage. I averaged 2.3 runs a week.
I want to give the marathon my best shot this time and still want to go sub 4:30.
I've just entered Manchester in April next year, 27 weeks away and am looking at the Hal Higdon Marathon 3 plan. It is based on a 24 week plan, with only 3 runs a week. The final 16 weeks of the plan would add up to 48 runs, 432 miles, 5 longest runs totalling 95 miles. This is significantly more than I have achieved in my last 3 efforts, but a lot less than I planned to do (if that makes sense?)

So, I suppose what I want to know is, has anybody followed this plan and did it work?
Oct 2015
12:04pm, 8 Oct 2015
5,750 posts
  • 0
No - but bumping this for you

and I'm going to look for it

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by Nicholls595
I've run 3 marathons so far. My times were 4:45:34, 5:15:19, 4:44:09. The 5:15 was a result of sett...

Related Threads

  • events
  • marathon

Buy a Fetch buff

Order now for immediate dispatch!

F'Laps 2024

Join us in 2024 for a part-virtual, part-gathering endurance event to celebrate 20 years of Fetcheveryone!

Training Heatmap

See all your training overlaid on one interactive map. A great way to remember everywhere you've been

Race Listings League

Which Fetchies have done the most to make our race listings as awesome as they are?

Back To Top

Free training & racing tools for runners, cyclists, swimmers & walkers.

Fetcheveryone lets you analyse your training, find races, plot routes, chat in our forum, get advice, play games - and more! Nothing is behind a paywall, and it'll stay that way thanks to our awesome community!
Get Started
Click here to join 111,104 Fetchies!
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here