Sub 3 Hour

Marathon Training Plan

The Caffeine Bullet sub 3-hour marathon training plan runs for 16-weeks and has been devised to ensure that you peak on marathon day. To consider using this plan you should be used to regularly running 25+ miles per week and be able to run a 5k in 18:30, a 10k in 38:00 or a half marathon in 1:25.


The same plan can even be used as a sub 2.45 marathon training plan, just plug in the time you are aiming for in the pace calculator and adjust the plan accordingly. 


A sub 3:00 marathon is 6:51 per mile, however, you are likely to run around 26.4 miles on the day due to crowding, so you should aim for 6:48. 

If you would like to understand more about the science behind our training plans, please see Training Runs Explained.


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Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training Plan
Marathon Training Plan Key

The below times are based on a runner training for 2:59. if you are aiming for a slightly different pace, you should determine your marathon and half marathon pace using our training pace calculator.

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