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