Edinburgh Marathon Training Plans

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, the following training plans have been put together to help you structure your training for the Edinburgh Marathon. Choose a plan below that best suits your ability:
8 Week Pre Training Schedule

– If you have not run for a long time, or would benefit from some extra training before starting your marathon training programme the below 8 week pre-training schedule will really help.

16 Week Absolute Beginner and First Timer Schedules

– If you are a first time marathon runner who has a few 10k’s or half marathons under their belt, as you progress and see results, you will start to understand how you can tweak and change a schedule to fit in with your lifestyle.

16 Week Intermediate Schedule

– If you have completed a marathon or two, you will have discovered certain things that work well for you that can be used to adjust and adapt these plans. You will also proably have developed a network of running ’friends’ through work, family or a local running club or jogging group to draw on for advice and inspiration.

16 Week Advanced Schedule

– For the senior improvers or ’advanced runners’. You will probably be used to following a schedule already and setting goals and targets. For many of you, the advice of experienced friends or the coach at your running club or jogging group will probably be offering additional advice to help you aim for the goal you have set yourself.

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