Runner's World Break-3:00 Marathon Plan (16 Weeks)

Want to break three hours in the marathon? This plan, developed by the Runner's World experts, will help you do it. The program starts with 36 miles a week and a 10-mile long run, and peaks three weeks before the race with 60 miles and a long run that's 23 miles. Most weeks feature one day of rest and six days of running, and include workouts like Yasso 800s, tempo runs, and goal-marathon-pace runs, to help you get fitter and faster. Each daily workout includes detailed instructions on pace and distance, plus Runner's World's best tips on nutrition, gear, racing, and staying motivated and injury-free.

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