The Sage Running BQ Marathon Plan™ $12.99
(NEW and UPDATED from April 2017!)
by Coach Sandi Nypaver and Coach Sage Canaday
The goal of this plan is to allow you to run your best marathon possible in 16 weeks time. If you are close to a Boston Marathon qualifying time (i.e. within 10-15 minutes) it is very possible for you to use this plan to attempt to improve enough for that standard to be reached!
Otherwise, if you are looking to crack 3:40 or 3 hours flat (or even sub 2:50) for the first time and improve your personal best marathon time, then this plan is for you!
This plan is structured for runners who will reach a peak mileage of somewhere between 65 to 80 miles (100 to 130km) a week. If you haven’t run a single week over 55 miles (90km) per week in your running career yet, we highly recommend that you take several months (or even a year) to build up your mileage base so you are consistently averaging at least 50 to 55 miles per week (90km) on a regular basis without any serious injury before starting this training program.
What you get:
- A 16-week calendar grid chart with every day specifically detailed with a training workout. Included in the plan’s weeks are inspirational quotes from Boston Marathon runners. The plan progresses with periodized phases to build your fitness, speed and strength so that you peak for your goal race in 16 weeks time. Both US and Metric measurement versions of this plan are included!
- All training plans come with the detailed Sage Running Guide to help you understand each type of run and give you advice for your upcoming training. Also included is a training zone intensity chart that visually defines key workout efforts.
- The Sage Running Strength Training Plan designed specifically for runners!
Why our plan is different:
This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Sage Running plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Sage Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to. Therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness. Most other plans do not take this kind of periodization into consideration.
We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasizes consistent, smart progression: A true Sage Running™ experience!
To purchase the BQ Marathon Plan (16 weeks, plus our Training Guide and Key Training Zones Chart), please click on the button below:
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