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    Welcome to the Advanced PLUS plan!

    I’ve designed this plan for anyone who is looking to take the next big leap after breaking three hours in the marathon.

    • Designed for people targeting a 2:40 to 2:55 finish time.

    • The first week is 44 miles or 71km.

    • The biggest week is 78 miles or 125km.

    • There are six to eight runs each week, with at least one rest day.

    • The plan has both miles and kilometres.

    • It is 15 weeks in length, with structured training, recovery and taper weeks.

    • There are suggested paces for all the runs, with a pace chart for 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55 and 3:00 goals.

    • 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 each week.

    • By purchasing the plan you agree to 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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    Vitor Caldeira
    It looks promising

    This program is easy to follow and very detailed with the distances and paces we need to follow. It is not an easy program to do and has some very difficult workouts during the week. I think that for those who want to run a fast marathon this is the ideal program.

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    Wesley Verlaan
    Clear and well structured

    Love the clear overview and build up. However, miss some advice on strength training (core and legs) as well as I would have loved to see some advice/exercises on warming up and cooling down. The plan is only a part of the preparation. I see running a PB only to work when you have the endurance (given by your plan), strength, stamina/focus, fun (your plan) and flexibility. Otherwise I am super excited to find a plan that goes beyond the 3h barrier, which I am eager to break. Pls. consider this as constructive feedback, because I love your efforts, blog and videos.

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    Andreas Schörling
    Great plan

    Great and fun variation between sessions. Well-structured with different intensities for the sessions and a gradual increase week-on-week.

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    Steve Fletcher
    The championship plan

    Although I’ve not yet used this plan due to the global pandemic. I can already tell this Marathon plan will be a winner.
    Having ran 2:44:00 last year at London, this plan is going to give me that push I need to go sub 2:40:00
    Can’t wait to get started!!

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    YASEN DUDIN
    Getting it done with this plan!

    Nice and solid plan with phases. I believe it could fit even busy working week. It is great that you could customize it according your needs and goals. The price is also great, so even beginners could afford it and check it out for getting ideas. I am currently following the sub 2:40 training sessions. I am confident that it would work :) A few minor cosmetic misleading words, but nothing crucial. One thing to improve is definitely the presentation in terms of design and general vision. Do not take me wrong, the content is totally readable and great. Hope you will fully recover as soon as possible, Ben! Get it done, greets from Bulgaria!

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    Fedor Panchenko

    Plan looks great and have all that's required, waiting for quarantine end to try it. Hope this year's Boston will be smashed with this plan!

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    Peter Keogh
    Takes the guesswork out

    I have been looking for something like this for a while. Easy to read, easy to follow even for a gifted amateur like myself.

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    Chris!
    The perfect plan to break my PB

    I am a 2'43' marathoner, and I have to say that I just found the tool that will help me to change my level.
    I have been studying a lot about training methods, and I used to build and follow my own training plan so far.
    I have to say that this time I decided to follow this plan as is, as I found in there all the principles that I was study for.
    Thanks Ben for sharing your knowleadge and hope to see you one day in the starting line.
    Cheers!!!

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    Darcy Moreland
    So far so good!

    I’m am an aspiring 2:55 marathon runner and I had purchased the advanced marathon plan and adapting the pacing etc. to suit my goal. I was very happy with it but when the advanced plus came out I thought I should give it a crack! In previous preparations, I had been a four, maybe five time a week runner, so the six days and extra km’s were daunting but I realised I had to change something to get different results! I’ve really enjoyed the plan so far! The week is planned out well and varied paces and workouts make it mentally easier to get through. For a general, one side fits all plan, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Thanks Benny!

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