How do I tweak the Baseline Plan to train for a marathon? August 07, 2019 22:14 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Many of you are keen to train for a variety of different races outside of triathlon. We love the multisport approach to training for various races including the marathon. As a multisport athlete -- you do not need to dump the value of swim-bike sessions just to prepare for a great marathon performance. You can toe the line prepared for your 26.2 miles by: Prioritizing all of the runs in the baseline plan. The runs will now become your key sessions. Still keep swimming and biking! By integrating the two other disciplines you gain low-risk cardiovascular conditioning and muscular resilience that will translate into run performance. You will also find you are not as injured, or as fatigued, come race day. Despite less run volume than a normal training plan, you will have trained for endurance and resilience by utilizing all three sports. If you find you need more run volume, add in the optional runs from the workout library within Today's Plan. Hitting a touch of marathon specific: The one area you can feel free to add is some duration on the endurance runs -- to develop the resilience during the final 6 weeks going into race day. While this is not a conventional marathon approach, we have had athletes follow this training with great success. If you would like to book a consult with one of our coaches to develop a plan and bounce questions off of, please book one here. Related articles Your Best Marathon: It's Not Just About the Miles QOTW: To Supplement or Not? Developing Resilience in Running How To: Swim Deck-Ups How do I maximize my Squad experience?