Canadian Running 16 Week Advanced Marathon Plan

Our Advanced marathon plan is designed for experienced runners who are looking to take their training to the next level. It is recommended that you currently be comfortable running at least 45-50K a week including a 16K long run. The purpose of this plan is to prepare your body for the unique demands of running a marathon by: 1) Gradually increasing your weekly mileage to build a strong cardiovascular base; 2) Running a weekly long run to develop and improve your aerobic endurance; 3) Practice running at paces that are faster than marathon pace in order to develop speed and strength. This advanced plan includes six days of running each week with a workout on Wednesday and a long run on Sunday. All other runs are easy.

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