Marathon training plan – High Mileage


  • Already up to 13+ miles
  • Already at 30 miles per week

Targets before main event

  • Half marathon at approx 10% faster than target marathon pace
  • Use 20 mile races as a practice event for the marathon, look at fuelling, hydration, meals the night before. Race Strategy: DO NOT RUN THE WHOLE RACE AT OR BELOW MARATHON PACE. RACE THE LAST 5 MILES

General Structure

  • Up to 6 runs per week using club sessions & parkruns (maximise training in company)
  • At least one day of complete rest
  • Contains 1 easy week per month for recovery & remotivation. Also provides contingency in case of injury.
  • Longest run builds up to 20 miles.
  • Weekly mileage builds up gradually to 50 miles.
  • Every 3rd/4th week, have a blast at parkrun but don’t go all out every week!

VI friendly plan