This is an aggressive training plan that starts athletes in the 30-40 mile/week range and builds up towards 60 miles/week. Workouts consist of mid-week interval sessions, base volume, and marathon specific paced long runs. Athletes starting this program should have a base volume of 30-40 miles a week. Athletes will build awareness of 6:18-6:52/mile pace which will have them running a sub 3 hour marathon.
This training plan is designed to build athletes volume up towards 50 miles/week while preparing them to run a 3:15-3:35 marathon. Athletes will complete a mix of threshold intervals mid-week, aerobic endurance base miles for volume, and marathon specific workouts to dial in their pacing. Athletes should have a foundation of 30-40 miles/week before starting this plan.
This plan starts at 26 miles/week and builds up to 40/week before your taper into the marathon. The majority of this plan has athletes running at their aerobic endurance heart rate, or specific marathon pacing for a 4:00-4:30 marathon finish (9:09-10:17/mile pace). Athletes should be able to run 25-30 miles/week before starting this program. As athletes progress through the training plan, they should utilize the marathon specific workouts to gain a realistic expectation of race day. If you're able to perform all specific workouts below 9:09/mile pace, then perhaps a sub 4 marathon is in your future. If you're struggling to hold 10:17/mile pace, then perhaps above 4:30 is more realistic. Feel free to adjust the specific days as needed, while leaving the aerobic endurance days in place!
This plan is designed to showcase key workouts Molly Seidel uses to prepare for her marathon races. Along with key workouts provided by Molly's Coach, Jonathon Green, this plan will also ensure athletes build the proper volume necessary to run a marathon to their potential. If you're looking to train like the pro's, this is a great plan to guide you every step of the way. For a more individualized approach, please visit verdetrackclub.com and reach out to Coach Green for assistance!
6-week mountain running training designed to increase your ability to sustain higher intensities on hilly and technical terrain. This plan focuses on longer days out at low/moderate intensities. It contains a 2-block buildup without taper time, but highly specific to a wide variety of mountain projects. Athletes should be prepared for 6 running days up to 80km (50miles) weekly. Access to hilly terrain is mandatory.
This training plan is designed for the individual starting a new training block and looking to run their first marathon! Perhaps you ran a 10k, or 1/2 marathon in the past and want to jump up in distance. This plan starts at 13 miles/week and builds up to 50 miles/week by week 18. Designed to build in a safe and efficient manner, athletes can rest easy knowing they will be on track to run 26.2 miles after the 20 weeks. If you are currently above the training volume of the first few weeks, maintain your currently volume until you reach the point where the plan has more miles. Simply continue on from there and enjoy the results! Be sure to share your journey with us and let us know how your training is going! #exploreperfection
For athletes looking to start this training plan, we recommend they have at least 80 Base Fitness and average above 40 miles/week running. If you are not at this level yet, please follow one of our other training plans to reach this point. This plan is designed to build athletes fitness over the course of 12 weeks and have them ready to run a 100 mile ultra-marathon. The plan consists of strength and running to ensure athletes have the muscular strength and endurance required. Key workouts each week are the long runs on the weekends. If you need to shift your schedule around that is fine, but focus on the long days and building your aerobic endurance!
The goal of this training plan is to help guide users to a return to running. This plan will be comprised of walks, walk/runs, and running. This plan will take users through a gradual progression of training and help them return to steady running after 10 weeks of training. Be sure to start at your own pace and comfort level. Training days can be shifted around in your calendar as needed. This plan is designed to help you fit training back into your lifestyle. After the 10 weeks of following this plan, you will have the ability to follow a run specific plan if you prefer. Be sure to keep this fun and within the parameters prescribed. The best way to reach the goal of 10 weeks is through consistency and manageable training. You got this! Enjoy the journey!
This plan is designed to keep athletes moving through the off-season. We will incorporate 15-25miles/week of running along with cross-training activities. Athletes can mix in any cross-training activity where "cycling" is labeled. The overall goal will be to have athletes healthy and motivated when they reach their next training season. Be sure to keep things relatively easy during this portion of the year. This is meant to help you recover while staying fit.
The goal of this training plan is to increase time at threshold and VO2 throughout the weeks. Weekly volume will stay relatively consistent with only an increase in intensity serving to create change. Athletes should be prepared for 5-6 days/week running with 25-40 miles/week volume. Emphasis each week will be on key threshold or VO2 sets. Base runs are meant to maintain volume and help athletes recover. Do not over exceed easy run paces. At the end of these 8 weeks, please perform a 5k test. If your threshold pace changed, you should see new zones and be able to re-apply this training plan if more threshold work is desired.
This plan is designed for runners with a weekly base mileage of 25-40 miles (40-65km). Throughout this plan, the weekly volume will stay around 25-30 miles each week. Runners are allowed to add more base volume as needed, but focus should remain on speed workouts. Due to the nature of training for run speed, it is recommended that athletes take extra recovery days if their legs are sore of fatigued from prior workouts. By the end of these 12 weeks, runners should see an increase in their threshold, v02, and running efficiency. Performing a 5k, 10k, or half marathon following this plan should result in faster times.
This training plan starts at 25 miles/week and builds to 60+ miles by the end. The first 10 weeks of this plan are designed to build athletes aerobic endurance. The final 10 weeks are specific to trail running demands and meant to peak fitness before competition. Due to all trail events being different, it is recommended that athletes run trails or in conditions that will mimic race day. This plan will ensure your fitness is ready, but individuals should seek out vertical gain or elements to help maximize their readiness. As always, if a runner needs additional days off, please take them. Key days in this plan are Wednesdays and the weekends. You should make those your top priority. Enjoy!
A 12-week plan designed to help users complete a 800 meter swim, 12.4 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. This plan will utilize heart rate training to ensure proper and efficient training. Athletes should understand basic swimming technique before beginning. Athletes should also be able to train 4-5 times a week for 30-45 minutes a day prior to starting this plan.
This plan is designed for both beginners and intermediate runners. Runners should be comfortable running 4 times per week and have a weekly volume of 10-15 miles. The plan will utilize heart rate zones to ensure proper and efficient training. By the end of the plan, the user will be running 30 miles per week and will have increased their aerobic endurance and ability to sustain tempo efforts.
A 10-week plan designed for a beginner to intermediate runner, building up to 30 miles per week. Assuming pace is maintained throughout the week, the longer runs are intended to naturally feel harder than other days, which is expected. This plan is in imperial.
A 12-week plan created by US Olympian Kim Conley. Runners should be prepared to run 6-7 times a week. Saturday is a rest day, but can run up to 60 minuts if needed. This plan is in metric.
A 10-week plan designed for a beginner to intermediate runner, building up to 30 miles per week. Assuming pace is maintained throughout the week, the longer runs are intended to naturally feel harder than other days, which is expected. This plan is in metric.
An 8-week plan designed for 3:30 marathon runners with high aerobic endurance to run a sub 3:15 marathon. Runners should be prepared to run 5-6 days a week.
A 14-week plan designed for runners who want to run a 5k in 25 minutes. Runners should be prepared to run 5 days a week.
A 12-week plan designed for competitive runners to train for 10K races. Runners should be prepared to run between 30-40 miles per week.
A 15-week plan designed for competitive runners to train for a half marathon. Runners should be prepared to run between 55-70 miles per week.
A 12-week plan designed for runners who want to reach their peak form for marathon. If you have been running fewer than 30 miles per week, you should follow the base training plan for building up to 30 miles per week.The primary focus of this plan is to improve your lactate pace through tempo, lactate intervals, and long progression runs. Secondary priorities include increasing long runs and overall mileage.