Recently, we release Jack’s newly designed training template for runners looking to finish their first marathon. You can find this plan amongst Jack’s other training options here.
Who: The concept was to develop custom training for runners who have already raced other distances but now want to take the leap and advance to the marathon with a goal of finishing in one piece! The plan will serve as a great foundation from which to build on in your second attempt to become a faster runner. It’s the first part of a longer term approach for our marathon newbies to ensure you’re training at the right paces – not overtraining.
Mileage: Peak of 30-40 miles per week depending on your running profile. Plan will be edited to allow you to adapt properly.
Features: Plan includes two quality sessions and a number of easy paced runs depending on how many total days you choose to run per week (choose 4-5). All workouts include custom paces courtesy of Jack’s VDOT formulas. The key to Jack’s “Finish Your First” plan though are the bunched long runs, an alternative approach to what many beginners find for free online. Bunched long runs help reduce stress and injuries from multiple 3+ hour long runs common in many first time marathoners’ preparation.