Sub 5 Hour

Marathon Training Plan

The Caffeine Bullet sub 5-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 10+ miles per week and be able to run a 5k in 31:30, a 10k in 1:05:32 or a half marathon in 2:25.

A sub 5-hour marathon is 11:27 per mile, however, you are likely to run around 26.4 miles on the day due to crowding, so you should aim for 11:22. 

If you are new to running, then you should have your running style checked at a running store to ensure that your trainers give you adequate support. ​


If you would like to understand more about the science behind our training plans, please see Training Runs ExplainedTo calculate your exact training times please use our Training Pace Calculator.


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Sub 5 Hour Marathon Training Plan

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