I must admit this plan is super easy to follow and it’s very well structured. Those double run days paid off and got the time I wanted at Manchester Marathon. Highly recommended if you’re going for sub 3 and under, Thanks Ben 👍🏻
Used this plan to train for my first marathon stepping up from the shorter distances. Excellent plan if a little daunting with the volume of running in it. Great structure of week, excellent workouts and variety. It meant even with the mileage involved each run had purpose and as a result kept my motivation up.
Due to young family and a busy job i had to restructure the week to suit my time availability, but i still hit most of the running albeit lots of evening runs and only skipped easy runs when time didn't allow. Goal achieved at Yorkshire Marathon when i ran 2:43.
Time to refocus and break the 2:40 barrier.
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.
It's a well crafted training plan but there are definitely free plans online which don't require such heavy commitment for the same results. For me, missing some sessions cause a bit of anxiety, so suggesting double sessions isn't overly helpful. But I can understand that this will help for others
Greetings from Brazil, guys.
I've been introduced to Ben Parkes from YouTube recommendations and suddenly I was a big fan of his job.
I guess the video that most impressed me was the one he runs London Marathon, talking and recording in 2:35.
That really got me.
So I bought a half marathon plan and followed it by the script, doing everything just like it was written and boom, from 1h19m to 1h17m.
After that I bought this lvl 5 marathon plan and I'm about to finish it within 2 weeks. I don't know how the result will be but I can make sure that my running has improved as it never did before.
My PB is 2h55m and I'm aiming 2h49m this time. It isn't. a flat course but I've done the training paces for a 2h40m. During the plan I ran a 5k on 16m55s, 10k on 35m33s and another under 1h20m half marathon (on training).
I'm really satisfied with this plan and I might say that I've become even more a fan of Ben Parkes.
Great and fun variation between sessions. Well-structured with different intensities for the sessions and a gradual increase week-on-week.
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!!
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!
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!
I have been looking for something like this for a while. Easy to read, easy to follow even for a gifted amateur like myself.