12 Week Marathon Training Plan

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12 Week Marathon Training Plan

A 12 week marathon training plan can do wonders for any marathoner.

It is even more essential when you take the guess work out of the equation.

You follow a plan created by someone who has run the distance and understands what it takes to be effective at it.

I created RunDreamAchieve training plans with you in mind.

As a 2:19:35 marathoner I implemented the strategies I followed to help get me under the 2:20:00 marathon barrier.

Are you running your first marathon?

Seeking to break the 4 hour marathon barrier?

Have an extremely aggressive time goal in mind such as a sub 2:30 or sub 2:20 marathon in mind?

RDA training plans were built for beginner to advanced level marathon specialists.

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The Key Strategies

A legitimate 12 week marathon training plan is going to focus more on quality over quantity.

High mileage is not the secret to running success at the marathon distance.

It certainly didn’t get me under the 2:20:00 marathon barrier.

I ran 2:19:35 off of 85 to 90 miles per week.

Everyone is different and has different capabilities.

Additionally, everyone has different goals.

You may want to complete your first marathon.

Someone else may have a specific time in mind they want to run.

Perhaps someone else has run the marathon but keeps blowing up at mile 17 and is seeking a new way to train to overcome that.

The key strategies built in the 12 week marathon training plan that I have built here at RDA is leverage.

If you train in a specific way you will yield a specific result in the race.

What is that?

Holding Pace

There are many other factors that go into running the marathon effectively.

A few of them are:

  1. A proper taper
  2. Proper hydration throughout the race (if you are sipping good luck at running a great marathon, respectfully)..
  3. Mindset
  4. Proper balance of easy jogging on recovery days
  5. Pacing yourself effectively in the race.

These are only a few of the key factors that make for a great marathon effort.

I’ve lost count of the amount of runners who said they were on record pace for 20 miles and blew up in the last 10K of the race.

The above 5 mentioned areas of concern are things I didn’t take as seriously as I should.

We are competitive people but sometimes it takes just as much discipline to back off and relax as it does to be motivated to train.

Patience is a learned art form and some grab hold of it far sooner than others.

Why RunDreamAchieve

I’ve been an athlete for the past 26 years and understand the lifestyle of a full-time employee/athlete.

RDA training plans are built to help runners get more comfortable with their goal race pace.

If you are not spending some time at or below goal race pace you will not be fully prepared to sustain that pace in the race.

For example, if your goal is to break the 4 hour marathon you have to sustain 9:09 per mile pace for 26.2 miles.

It will not be done by running 20-70 miles a week at 10-11 minute mile pace.

Remember, quality over quantity.

It isn’t just about mileage either.

What are you doing the other hours of your day in order to achieve your goal?

RDA training plans are easily downloadable and provide a legitimate week by week plan of attack.

Take the stress off of wondering how to form of your training for the week.

I created our 12 week marathon training plan for both beginner to advanced level athletes.

Additionally, there is also a marathon training plan specifically for runners seeking to break the 4 hour marathon.

Backed by a 30-day, money back guarantee all RDA training plans are built to get you results.

We look forward to hearing about your new personal best in the marathon distance.

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