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Marathon Plan Beginner - L1

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    Welcome to the Beginner plan!

    I’ve designed this for anyone who has run a 10k race or possibly a half marathon and is looking to step up to the full marathon.

    • Designed for people targeting a 4:30 to 6:00 finish time.

    • The first week is 8.5 miles or 13.5km.

    • The biggest week is 28 miles or 45km.

    • There are three to four runs each week.

    • The plan has both miles and kilometres.

    • It is 18 weeks in length, with structured training, recovery and taper weeks.

    • There are suggested paces for all the runs.

    • Terminology page describing each type of run, so you’ll always know what to do.

    • Plus discount codes with a few companies to help you with your training.

    • Space for strength training and suggested exercises.

    • By purchasing the plan you agree by the terms and conditions laid out here.

    All the tools you need to get you that PB. Let me know how you get on, keep in touch, I’m always here to help!

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    Ben
    A great starting marathon plan

    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.

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    Chris Maroglou
    Finished strong my first marathon

    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!

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    Steve Casper
    YEs!

    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!

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    Great one!

    Finally got mine! Looks awesome, feels great! I think is going to be one of my favorites…

    Ladies singlet

    Absolutely love this vest! It’s a lovely material with a very nice ladies cut and love the racer back. The colour is also fab and matches my new alpha fly’s lovely!! I’m usually a size 8 but got a small as don’t like my running vests too tight and this fits perfect!!

    Great Quality

    Great quality, love the colour 💚 and fits perfect!
    What else can i say!
    Arrived quick and the next day ran a marathon in it!
    Thanks Ben!

    Getting It Done Tee

    Over the moon with this purchase
    Absolute quality
    Great fit, stays in shape after washing
    Well done Ben

    That just works!

    My new HM PB 1:22:45 (previously 1:26:17). Good job Ben! 👍