Beginners Marathon Training Plan

Created for Beginner by Tara

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For novice runners to marathon distance in 16 weeks

Easy, simple to follow plan.

Duration based, ideal for first time novice runners.

Delivered via phone app for workout at a glance.

Support on hand via our free members coaching group.


About the course

Suitable for a novice runner who has been regularly running at least 60 minutes a week for at least one month and can run 30 minutes continuously.

It will help you to build your marathon fithess safely and confidently and is suitable for any flat road marathons. 



The 16 week plan is written in four clearly structured, progressive blocks. 

These blocks are build phase for endurance and aerobic fitness, peak phase 1, 2 and the taper.  

It is a duration based plan of between three and four runs. The first week starts at 90 minutes and builds to five hours in the peak week, 13.

You will also get support and advice from our online coaching group. 

About Tara

At the age of 50, Tara shows no signs of slowing down. But it wasn't always this way.

She ran her first marathon in 2010 and finished in 4hrs 48 minutes, with the tell tale injuries of a first time runner. Since then, she's consistently trained and got her time down to 3 hours 9 minutes. But it is at shorter distances where she really excels. 

A big believer in how great technique can transform you as a runner, she's now a sub 18 minute 5km runner. That's not to say she doesn't understand how to coach all levels of runner. 

As a Good Gym region coach, and a GRTW remote coach she's experienced at working with all levels with a passion for helping women exceed their speed expectations. 



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Beginners Marathon Training Plan

Created for Beginner by Tara

Buy this course for a one-off payment


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