16 Week Marathon Training Schedule Intermediate
Are you searching for a 16 week marathon training schedule intermediate program?
I’ve been competing for over 26 years and having run a 2:19:35 marathon I wanted to build one that would yield results.
I have lived the spartan lifestyle and know what it takes to run fast.
That being said, a 16 week marathon training schedule intermediate plan has to implement a few key strategies.
One, quality over quantity.
I’ve lost count over the year the amount of athletes who have tried high mileage and didn’t get the results they were seeking.
I had a couple weeks over 140 miles each and was testing to see what would happen.
I didn’t run remotely close to my potential.
High mileage was not the answer.
Running too many easy miles throughout the week was not the answer.
Doing 20-24 mile long runs at 6:30-7:00 mile pace was also not the answer.
I was dreaming of holding 5:25 or better per mile pace when the best I had done at the time was 6:14 mile pace (2:43:36).
This was a significant jump in performance I was seeking so things had to change.
Read on as I want you to make significant gains with your marathon time as well.
I broke the 2:20:00 marathon barrier (2:19:35) running on 85-90 miles per week much of which was quality miles.
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Fast vs Slow
The biggest hurdle we all as runners have to overcome is balancing hard vs easy running.
The greatest runners I have trained and lived with taught me how critical it is to jog on your easy days.
These were Olympians I am writing of.
Men and women who made the same mistakes you and I have made and finally mastered that trait of patience.
RunDreamAchieve 16 week marathon training schedule intermediate programs are built to get you results.
They are easy to download and provide the athlete with a day by day, week by week, month by month plan.
Sometimes the biggest hurdle is just having a plan of action already written out that we can see on a daily basis.
It takes the guess work out of wondering if what we are doing is correct or not.
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Emphasis on race pace strategy.
If you have as your goal breaking the 3 hour marathon you have to realize that means you need to hold 6:52 or better for 26.2 consecutive miles.
You are going to have to change up some key fundamentals in your long-term plan.
The biggest change that helped me go from 2:43:36 to 2:19:35 in the marathon was long run pace.
21+ minutes is a large chunk of time.
My goal at that time was to break 2:22:00 which was a 2008 USA Olympic Trials “B” standard qualifying time.
How does one go from 6:14 per mile (2:43:36) to 5:25 per mile pace (2:22:00) for the marathon distance?
Rethink how you are conducting your long run.
Are you stuck at a specific time for the marathon distance?
Do you get to a certain point in the race and just seem to slow down?
Have you had issues maintaining pace for the entire distance?
RunDreamAchieve 16 week marathon training schedule intermediate plans will take you out of your comfort zone.
I am firm believer that the secret to marathon success is practicing at or below the pace at which you are seeking to race at.
What that means is you are going to have to get comfortable being uncomfortable in training.
You are an advanced level marathoner already so you have to make race pace to feel more controlled and automatic.
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RunDreamAchieve training plans are backed with a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.
I’m not concerned with the money as I am with you getting results.
The personal satisfaction I get hearing from runners who have used my training plans and gotten results is worth more than any amount of money.
If you are seeking a 16 week marathon training schedule intermediate level plan I highly suggest giving us a shot.
Feel free to contact me if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase and I will gladly refund you your purchase.
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