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    Welcome to the Advanced plan!

    I’ve designed this for anyone who has already run a marathon and is looking to step up to the next level with some more structured training,

    • Designed for people targeting a 2:55 to 3:15 finish time.

    • The first week is 34 miles or 55km.

    • The biggest week is 64 miles or 103km.

    • There are five to six runs each week.

    • 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.

    • 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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    Simone Carniglia
    Best Plan Ever!

    I followed Ben's programme aiming at a sub 3:10 Marathon and Chicago qualifier.....got a sub 2:55 and a Boston qualifier instead!
    The plan always felt just spot on for me. Workouts and volume were just right to challenge and improve myself without causing overtraining.
    I arrived fresh to the finish line, and my last miles were the fastest. Therefore I know I could jave actually done even better. I will never forget my last corner.
    Thank you Ben, hoping to work with you for a new challenge and a sub 2:45!

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    Paul Summersgill
    New PB :)

    Followed this plan aiming for a 3:20 time at London and managed to sneak in at 3:19:55 (over an hour faster than my previous PB!). I am sure that was in no small part to this excellent training plan. I loved the mix of different workouts and structure meaning each week you had something new to look forward to. I especially like that the longer runs had different paces mixed in to bring some variety to what can sometimes be a bit of a dull affair. It's really well thought out in it's structure and there are notes accompanying each week to explain anything new and to give you tips for your training that relate to the stage you're at.

    It does take some time to initially set up the training on your watch if you're using that to guide you, but that's more Garmin's fault than this plan in all honesty.

    I note that this plan has since been updated since I purchased it to suit finish times of 2:55 to 3:15 (it was 2:55 to 3:20 before) but I'm sure it's still of the same high standard. I'll definitely be recommending and using Ben's training plans in the future. Great value too!

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    Darren Evans
    Level 4 sub 3 plan

    Great easy to follow plan
    Needs a little bit of self planning to get paces ready to know what to run, but I like that as my plan is then tailored to me.
    Haven't yet followed it as still looking for a marathon, but I will get back to you all haha

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    iain Redmond
    Advance marathon plan

    I was really happy with the plan, especially the different sessions and I learned a lot from the long runs and specifically targeting marathon paced miles within them. Overall the plan helped me take 15 minutes off my pb in Chicago so I was absolutely delighted and the plan was really good value for money as well. Definitely recommend.

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    Luiz Gustavo
    Advanced

    The level four marathon plan worked perfectly to me! I just got a 22min PB and during the 18 weeks I have never felt so fit and strong. For my next marathon I will get a custom plan with Ben for sure!

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