Sub 3.5 Hour Marathon Training Schedule

Going under three and a half hours for the marathon is a good standard for a club runner and means increasing your pace to average around 8 minute miles.

An introduction to the type and level of training required as well as required starting level of fitness to run a 3 hour marathon.

Please note - This schedule is only of benefit to experienced runners! It’s pointless to use this schedule unless you have the appropriate running base to start with.

Below is an example of the first four weeks of a Marathon Training Schedule for a runner who is aiming to cover the distance in under 3.5 hours.

The 3 to 3.5 hour Marathon training schedule continues below with weeks 5 to 9 of our 14 week schedule.

By now you should be well into your training. Weeks 9 to 12 of our sub 3.5 hour marathon schedule follow below. This is an important time to avoid injury.

The last two weeks! Most of the hard work has been done by now. Stick to the schedule but listen to your body. Staying injury free is key.

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