Intermediate Marathon Training Plan


INTERMEDIATE MARATHON TRAINING PLAN

The ‘intermediate’ marathon training plan contains a mixture of different training runs at a variety of different paces. It includes shorter fast runs, interval sessions and long runs. The rigours of this marathon training programme would be ideal for a more experienced runner who is aiming to fulfil their potential. The results this plan may help you achieve are ideal for all levels of runner from beginner to intermediate, but perhaps not elite. It is set over 18 weeks to allow more time to condition the body to the rigours of marathon running. 


Pace Definitions:

Easy = a very comfortable pace that can be easily maintained.

Steady = a comfortable pace but requires some effort to maintain.
1/2 Pace = the pace at which you would aim for if racing a half marathon.
10k Pace = the pace at which you would aim for if racing a 10k.
5k Pace = the pace at which you would aim for if racing a 5k.
Marathon Pace = the pace you want to aim for on the day of the marathon.


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