Our unique marathon training programme for experienced runners who want to finish fast and strong.
- Improved efficiency as an endurance runner.
- Core and glute work to help improve power and stability.
- Mobility and myofascial release techniques to keep you injury-free.
- Structured running sessions that will build your speed.
- Mental strategies for performance.
About the course
Suitable for an experienced, competitive runner who regularly runs five to six times a week for at least 3 1/2 hours and has been doing so for the last month.
This programme assumes that you have run at least one marathon and are looking to achieve a competitive time sub 3hrs 30 minutes. You should be experienced at running interval and tempo sessions.
Our plan is based on time rather than miles or kilometres so how far you run, depends on your speed.
The programme starts with a weekly running total in week one of four hours. By the peak training weeks, this will build to eight hours.
Every day of the 16 week is accounted for, whether it's myofasocial release, strength, mental strategy or yoga.
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.
Running workouts have been created by GRTW chief road race coach, Tara Shanahan.
Strength and stability and yoga have been created by GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston.
Marathons require weeks of training to help ensure you are as best prepared physically and mentally, for the challenge
The plan is broken into training blocks, each with specific technique focus to help you become more efficient as a runner, and helping you to improve and progress.
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