Marathon Training Schedules

Virgin London Marathon training schedules

Online schedules

Three runs a week schedule

Several members have used the following training schedule with great success, the main difference between this and other schedules available is that this one identifies the 3 key runs you should aim to complete each week.  It doesn’t matter in what order or when you do them, but as always make sure you get at least 1 rest day per week and try not to do hard sessions on consecutive days.  On the remaining days it is recommended you cross-train (ideally a non impact sport such as cycling or swimming) or do easy runs to increase your weekly milage.

The background behind the schedule can be found here.

To create your tailored marathon schedule, download the following Excel spreadsheet and change the cell values highlighted in yellow using the format shown in the adjacent cell.

Marathon Training Schedule (Intermediate and Experienced runners)

Marathon Training Schedule (Beginners and First timers)

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