This is a static beginner Marathon training plan. The program is designed as a "one size fits most" strategy for individuals that are unable to obtain a customized training plan with personalized coaching.
If you're running your first marathon, and don't think of yourself as an avid runner, this plan can help you prepare to run 26.2, guide you with overall training structure and provide you with a reliable prediction of your marathon time going into race week.
With approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours per day of training on average, with integrated recovery, a beginner will be prepared for the marathon in about 21 weeks (plus race week).
Strength and conditioning workouts are provided to assist performance.
Rate of Perceived Exertion is an intuitive way for an athlete to measure and describe the intensity and impact of their activity. It's particularly helpful for athletes that do not train with heart rate monitors, or if they're doing intervals so short that it renders HRMs less useful.
You'll receive with the program:
1) An RPE (Rate of Percieved Exertion) table and description and
2) A 7 zone Heart Rate Zone calculator, along with a detailed explanation of each zone and what it means.
3) A recovery assesment table and description
These are provided to assist those that use thee metrics to gauge, track and log performance.
4) A comprehensive training log and you'll receive a daily email reviewing your prescribed activity for the next two days.