Marathon Beginner Plan

The marathon beginner training plans are available in 12, 16, and 20 weeks—in miles and km. Activate your free FinalSurge account, get your online plan, and start training like a pro.

✔ World-class training app
✔ Science-based workouts
✔ Custom training zones
✔ Syncs with your Garmin
✔ Free email coach support

"Sandro’s expertise and attention to detail has helped me improve more than I had thought possible. Through his online coaching, I was able to break my 20 year 5K PR by 21 sec to 15:48. And with his training plan, I was able to break my half marathon PR by almost 4 min to 1:14:29.
Shai Birmaher
"Following the competitive marathon plan helped me reach a new PR with a first place overall finish in 2:39:37 on a hilly course. Sandro’s scientific approach ensures that every run and workout has a purpose, culminating in arriving at the starting line fit, healthy, and fresh."
James Mount

Mar Beginner


12-week plan

Mar Beginner


16-week plan

Mar Beginner


20-week plan