The long run in the first week of training is a relatively easy 6-miler. I wasn’t in the right shape and with so much excess weight it was hard on my body too. We've put together some basic marathon training plans to help structure your preparation for for the Virgin Money London Marathon, or any other 26.2-mile challenge you're planning to take on. Cross-training can be walking, biking, swimming, or any other activity (other than running) that you enjoy. I marked my calendar 16-weeks before my race and knew I would be ready to go. Hitting the pavement for your very first half marathon? This program is designed for those who have been doing some running or walking for a few weeks. Right now I plan on training to a olympic distance taining plans followed by a 70.3 followed by an ironman. You may also see Printable Schedule Templates. Nick Anderson, official coach for Brighton Marathon Weekend has provided training plans below for all levels of runner for the Brighton Marathon. R: Run 3 miles and rest 3 minutes – 1 repeat 1 more time for a total of 6 miles. No, but it took me a year. Developed by running coach Michelle Portalatin, C.S.C.S. This includes five runs and a 45-minute strength and conditioning session. If you have run a couple of marathons then perhaps you are in more need of an intermediate training plan. A 20 week marathon training schedule is sufficient time for any marathoner to properly prepare for any marathon event. The general overview of this particular season plan can be found [].The specific workouts, below, have all been developed from the season plan. //