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Brighton Marathon Schedule 2017

This schedule assumes you are already able to run for 2h continuously. Use the gentler start schedule if you're not quite there.


The schedule shown is for a runner hoping to complete a MARATHON race in a time of 04:20:00.

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Use our pace calculator to find out more about the terms used in the schedule.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Week 1
 Highgate. 7 miles Easy (1h17) Oregon Circuits  12 miles Easy (2h13)
09 Jan to 15 Jan
Maybe a headtorch run on Tuesday?
Week 2
 Highgate. 7 miles Steady (1h11) Cruise Intervals  Fred Hughes 10
16 Jan to 22 Jan
Week 3
 Highgate. 5 miles Easy, 2 miles Threshold (1h14) Short Intervals: 6x 600m (5k) [200m Active Recovery]  13 miles Easy (2h24)
23 Jan to 29 Jan
Week 4
 Highgate. 7 miles Easy (1h17) Short Intervals: 30’ Pair Run  16 miles Easy (2h57)
30 Jan to 05 Feb
Maybe a headtorch run on Tuesday?
Week 5
 Highgate. 7 miles Steady (1h11) Mixed Intervals –12s & 6s: 3x 1,200m (5k) [400m Jog Recovery] 2x 600m (5k) [200m Float]  18 miles Easy (3h19)
06 Feb to 12 Feb
Week 6
 Highgate. 7 miles Easy (1h17) Alternations: 8x 700m (10k) [300m (10m)]  4 miles Easy, 4 miles Steady, 3 miles Race Pace (1h55)
13 Feb to 19 Feb
Maybe a headtorch run on Tuesday?
Week 7
 Highgate. 5 miles Easy, 2 miles Race Pace (1h15) Mixed Intervals – 12s & 2s: 3x 1,200m (5k) [400m Jog Recovery] 6x 200m (5k) [200m Float]  13 miles Easy (2h24)
20 Feb to 26 Feb
Week 8
 Highgate. 7 miles Steady (1h11) Short Intervals – 10x 200m (3k) [200m Steady]  5 miles Easy, 5 miles Steady, 4 miles Race Pace (2h26)
27 Feb to 05 Mar
Week 9
 Highgate. 7 miles Easy (1h17) Tempoflex: 4x 1,000m (3k) [200m Jog Recovery]  Either race Thames Meander Half Marathon on the Saturday or do 2h15 Easy on the Sunday
06 Mar to 12 Mar
Week 10
 Highgate. 4 miles Easy, 2 miles Race Pace (1h04) 1500m Time Trial Pyramid 200 - 400 - 800 - 1000 - 1000 - 800 - 400 - 200  Richmond river route - 20 miles, max 6miles race pace
13 Mar to 19 Mar
Week 11
 Highgate. 7 miles Steady (1h11) 12 x 400m (1m) [200m walk]  4 miles Easy, 4 miles Steady, 3 miles Race Pace (1h55)
20 Mar to 26 Mar
Make this Sunday a race day practice run. Try out what you will eat and what you will wear on the big day. Above all, enjoy your last big run.
Week 12
 Highgate. 7 miles Steady (1h11) Marathon pace fartlek, 1hr  8 miles Easy (1h29)
27 Mar to 02 Apr
Week 13
 12x200m sprints. Jog recovery 2 miles Easy (22 mins)  Race Day
03 Apr to 09 Apr
This week take it easy in every way. Don't waste energy on other things like work, housework, gardening or sightseeing. Just chill. Start carb loading on Thursday evening.



It's important to be flexible out your schedule. This plan is just an outline and it is important to pay attention to how you feel. Here are some tips: