Specific training plans

4 different levels for 4 goals!

This section has everything you need to know for properly preparing to achieve your goal on your 42 km 195 m run through the city of Malaga on 10 December.

We are giving suggestions for 4 levels of training with each plan lasting 12 weeks and differentiated by goal, depending on the time you want to achieve at the Zurich Malaga Marathon.

Goal 1: Completing the marathon.

For athletes whose basic goal is to complete the marathon – without any target time.

Training days a week: 3–4.

October  Plan /   November Plan  / December Plan

Goal 2: Sub 4 hours.

For athletes who have already run a marathon and want to shorten their time.

Beginner athletes with previous experience in foot races

Training days a week: 4–5.

October plan / November plan / December plan

 

Goal 3: Sub 3hours 30 min.

For athletes who have already run a marathon and want to shorten their time. Athletes of a medium-high standard with a lot of competitive experience in foot races.

Training days a week: 5.

October plan / November plan / December plan

 

Goal 4: Sub 3 hours.

For athletes who have already run several marathons and want an ambitious goal.

Semi-professional or top-standard beginner athletes with extensive competitive experience in foot races, good results and lots of time for training.

Training days a week: 5–6.

October plan / November planDecember plan

Download our explanatory guide for the training plans.