Used this plan to build up to my first marathon after a knee injury last year. I did my DIY marathon at the end of lockdown, finished strong in 4h12. Now going to use the L2 to aim for that sub-4 next - thanks Ben! Great plan, would recommend for any first time marathoners.
Trained for my first marathon (Athens Marathon the Authentic) with this plan. I am very satisfied, i finished strong in 4h 42m. I modified the plan a bit to include more Hill Repeats as the course is hilly. Looking forward to trying L2. Cheers Ben!
I used Ben’s beginner plan to train for my first marathon, the Brighton Marathon. My main goal was to get through this first marathon without any injuries, and I achieved my goal with a 4:50 finish. The plan is easy to follow and mileage builds up slowly, meaning that if you follow the recovery tips, you should arrive at the finish line in great condition. I will be moving onto Ben’s level 2 plan to start shaving some time. Thanks Ben!
Finally got the sub 5:00 I have been trying to achieve for years. Learnt so much from this plan.. there's way more than just the actual training. Absolute bargain for what you get. Many thanks Ben!