MX Endurance 16 Week Marathon Plan

Overview

Whether running your first or nth marathon, it's important to be methodical in loading the body with run volume and intensity. Our MX Endurance marathon training plan gets you fit to run those 26.2 miles so you can finish strong.

Schedule

Week 1
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
run: Aerobic Base Pace Run run: Treadmill Incline Run run: Recovery run: Easy AM Jog run: Treadmill Speed run: Easy AM Jog run: Tempo Running run: LSD - Long Steady Distance

run: 5h 50 m
Total: 5h 50 m

Week 2
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Roli-Polies run: Recovery run: Aerobic Base Pace Run run: Tempo Intervals 400m run: Easy AM Jog run: Build Run run: Aerobic Base Pace Run

run: 5h 10 m
Total: 5h 10 m

Week 3
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Accordion run: Aerobic Base Pace Run run: Recovery run: Tempo Running run: Easy AM Jog run: Build Run run: LSD - Long Steady Distance

run: 5h 30 m
Total: 5h 30 m

Week 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Tops & Tails - Beginner run: Aerobic Base Pace Run run: Treadmill Virtual Mile Repeats run: Easy AM Jog run: Double Run Loop Effort run: Aerobic Base Pace Run

run: 5h 56 m
Total: 5h 56 m

Week 5
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Accordion run: Run Pick-Ups run: Recovery run: Run - Timed Effort run: Easy AM Jog run: Tempo Running run: LSD - Long Steady Distance

run: 5h 5 m
Total: 5h 5 m

Week 6
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Treadmill Hill Session run: Recovery run: Run Pick-Ups run: 3-2-1 Tredmill Kicker Session run: Easy AM Jog run: Marathon Man run: Aerobic Base Pace Run

run: 6h 36 m
Total: 6h 36 m

Week 7
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Echoes: Treadmill Session run: Recovery run: Run Pick-Ups run: Tempo Intervals 400m run: Easy AM Jog run: Tempo Running run: Double Sprint Run Build run: LSD - Long Steady Distance

run: 6h 14 m
Total: 6h 14 m

Week 8
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Build run: Recovery run: Run Pick-Ups run: Fartlek Tempo run: Easy AM Jog run: Marathon Man run: Aerobic Base Pace Run

run: 6h 37 m
Total: 6h 37 m

Week 9
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Treadmill Incline Run run: Recovery run: Aerobic Base Pace run: Run - Timed Effort run: Easy AM Jog run: Run - Tempo run: Run - Negative Split run: LSD - Long Steady Distance

run: 6h 5 m
Total: 6h 5 m

Week 10
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Build run: Recovery run: Aerobic Base Pace run: Treadmill Virtual Mile Repeats run: Easy AM Jog run: Run Pick-Ups run: Marathon Man run: Recovery Jog

run: 7h 49 m
Total: 7h 49 m

Week 11
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Tempo run: Recovery run: Aerobic Base Pace run: 3-2-1 Tredmill Kicker Session run: Easy AM Jog run: Run - Tempo run: Run - Negative Split run: Long Steady Distance

run: 7h 25 m
Total: 7h 25 m

Week 12
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Treadmill Hill Session run: Recovery run: Aerobic Base Pace run: Fartlek Tempo run: Easy AM Jog run: Marathon Man run: Run Pick-Ups run: Aerobic Base Pace

run: 7h 53 m
Total: 7h 53 m

Week 13
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Double Sprint Build run: Recovery Jog run: Run - Tempo run: Treadmill Speed run: Easy AM Jog run: Easy AM Jog run: Aerobic Base Pace run: Run - Build run: Tempo Intervals 400m

run: 7h 13 m
Total: 7h 13 m

Week 14
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Double Sprint Build run: Recovery Jog run: Run - Tempo run: Treadmill Virtual Mile Repeats run: Easy AM Jog run: Easy AM Jog run: Aerobic Base Pace run: Run - Build run: Tempo Intervals 400m

run: 7h 32 m
Total: 7h 32 m

Week 15
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Easy AM Jog run: Run - Build run: Treadmill Incline Run run: Easy AM Jog run: Run - Build run: Aerobic Base Pace Run

run: 4h 35 m
Total: 4h 35 m

Week 16
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Totals
other: Rest Day run: Run - Double Sprint Build run: Easy AM Jog run: Run Pick-Ups run: Easy AM Jog ride: Taper Day Off other: Race Day

run: 2h 28 m
Total: 2h 28 m

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