Luke Humphrey Running
HMM Classic Marathon - Beginner (18 Weeks) Training Plan

Only $49.95

This is the classic Hanson Beginner training program. It takes the marathon runner through several weeks of building mileage, then increasingly specific marathon workouts. In 18 weeks, the runner goes from 12 miles per week to roughly 55 at the peak.

This program utilizes the Hansons Marathon Pace Calculator built into Final Surge to help determine the correct paces for each of your workouts. This plan also includes the Hansons Coaching Training Packet which outlines the philosophy of your training plan and details the various types of workouts you will be doing during your training. This packet contains a race equivalency chart and also includes a dynamic warm up and form drill routine that can be incorporated into your training. In addition to the digital copy of the plan in your training log, a PDF version of the plan is also included.

Who Should Do This Plan

It is recommended that you have previously raced shorter distances (5k, 10k, half marathon, etc.) before beginning this training program.


Sample Week Of Training

  • Easy 6 Miles
Run - Speed Intervals
  • 1.5 Mile Warm Up
  • 6 x 800m @ 5k-10k pace with 400m jog rest
  • 1.5 Mile Cool Down
Rest Day
  • Rest or Cross Train
Run - Tempo Run
  • 1 Mile Warm Up
  • 5 Mile Tempo @ Goal Marathon Pace
  • 1 Mile Cool Down
  • Easy 5 Miles
  • Easy 6 Miles
Run - Long Run
  • 10 Mile Long Run

How It Works

When you purchase a Luke Humphrey Running training plan, your plan will automatically get loaded into the Final Surge training calendar for you to use as many times as you want. Final Surge allows you to view and track your training, record distance and duration, upload data from Garmin and other fitness devices, and much more. Use the Final Surge mobile app to view your training plan on the go and record your workouts. Each night your workout for the upcoming day will be emailed to you so that it is sitting in your inbox the next morning.