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16-week Marathon Training: Beginner

16-week Marathon Training: Beginner

Planning to run your first marathon and want to be sure you can complete it in a reasonable time? Follow this 16-week training plan as closely as possible and record your weekly distance. Your score will depend on how closely your weekly distance matches the suggested target distance, so you'll get penalised for going over distance as well as under. Competitors who closely follow the training plan will get to the top of the leaderboard. This training plan assumes you can run 8+ miles fairly...   more details

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    myreha

    Score: 181

  • Week 1: 18 miles: 15
  • Week 2: 20 miles: 20
  • Week 3: 21 miles: 18
  • Week 4: 22 miles: 18
  • Week 5: 23 miles: 20
  • Week 6: 24 miles: 22
  • Week 7: 25 miles: 22
  • Week 8: 26 miles: 24
  • Week 9: 27 miles: 20
  • Week 10: 28 miles: 25
  • Week 11: 30 miles: 28
  • Week 12: 32 miles: 30
  • Week 13: 33 miles: 30
  • Week 14: 34 miles: 28
  • Week 15: 35 miles: 32
  • Week 16: 36 miles: 35

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All about this challenge

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Challenge for: all

Challenge goal: increase endurance

Challenge targets: legs

Level: suitable for all competitors

Age: any age

Here's what you need to do to take part:

Planning to run your first marathon and want to be sure you can complete it in a reasonable time?

Follow this 16-week training plan as closely as possible and record your weekly distance. Your score will depend on how closely your weekly distance matches the suggested target distance, so you'll get penalised for going over distance as well as under. Competitors who closely follow the training plan will get to the top of the leaderboard.

This training plan assumes you can run 8+ miles fairly comfortably, and typically run 3-4 days per week. If you're starting from a lower running base than this then you should consider building up over a longer period. If you're a more experienced runner looking to improve your marathon time, look out for the more advanced marathon training plans.

Enjoy your training, and don't forget to encourage other competitors in this challenge via the comments and challenge wall!

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Entry scores

E1: Week 1: 18 miles

E2: Week 2: 20 miles

E3: Week 3: 21 miles

E4: Week 4: 22 miles

E5: Week 5: 23 miles

E6: Week 6: 24 miles

E7: Week 7: 25 miles

E8: Week 8: 26 miles

E9: Week 9: 27 miles

E10: Week 10: 28 miles

E11: Week 11: 30 miles

E12: Week 12: 32 miles

E13: Week 13: 33 miles

E14: Week 14: 34 miles

E15: Week 15: 35 miles

E16: Week 16: 36 miles

Challenge scores are calculated using:

Score= (18-E1)^2 + (20-E2)^2 + (21-E3)^2 + (22-E4)^2 + (23-E5)^2 + (24-E6)^2 + (25-E7)^2 + (26-E8)^2 + (27-E9)^2 + (28-E10)^2 + (30-E11)^2 + (32-E12)^2 + (33-E13)^2 + (34-E14)^2 + (35-E15)^2 + (36-E16)^2