20 Week Full Marathon Training Schedule-Beginner
Here is Run Revolution’s 20 week marathon training schedule. It is a beginner training schedule, which incorporates:
- 4 days/week running
- 3 days/week yoga
- Long run is on Sunday
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**I recommend running at least a couple of half marathons before training for and running a full marathon. 26.2 miles is a completely different beast than 13.1**
**If you’d like to run less days, try the beginner training.**
Hills: find a hill, 200-300 yards, and run it. (ex. 4 hills. Run up/down 4 times)
Long hills:find a 1/4 mile hill, and run it.
3 x mile, is 3, 1 mile sprints, done on the track. Run it at your 5k pace. Don’t know what that is? Run on the verge of being uncomfortable. Rest 2 minutes, or one lap around the track, in between each mile.
6 x 800m’s, is 6, 1/2 mile sprints. Same as above.
**If you must take a day off, and you probably will need to, whether it’s each week or as needed, replace the day off with yoga, or at least something that elevates your heart rate. The worst day(s) to take off are Tuesday (interval day) and Sunday (long run).**Marathon Pre-Training 20 Week Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
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