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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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    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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    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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