Your #MissionMarathon 16-Week Marathon Training Guides

It all starts here. 

Runner's World have teamed up with recovery nutrition experts Vifit Sport to create the #missionmarathon project – our comprehensive guide to hitting your goal on marathon race day.

We've recruited Olympic marathon runner Jane Vongvorachoti to create three comprehensive training schedules for three different marathon goals: Paul Mee's #finishliners plan (for those who just want to get to the end in one piece); Jo Humprey's #breaking4 plan (for those who are after a sub-4hr time); and Lily Bridgwood's #speeddemons plan (for those determined to finish with a time that starts with a 2). 

Not sure our three Real Runners plans will work for you? We've also designed three plans for the wider #speeddemons, #breaking4 nd #finishliners squads. Load up on the nutritional products you need to fuel and recover from your training and start pounding pavements. And let us know how you're getting on using the hashtag #missionmarathon!

If you... just want to get to the finish line:

Follow the #finishliners plan with Ben Hobson and Amy Hopkinson

If you... want to go under four hours:

Follow the #breaking4 plan with Joe Mackie and Becs Gentry

If you... want to go under three hours:

Follow the #speeddemons plan with Andy Dixon and Ben Green

Choose your team

FINISH LINERS

Goal: Get to the end

Your RW Ambassador: Ben Hobson

Your Squad Captain: Amy Hopkinson


BREAKING 4

Goal: Sub 4 hours

Your RW Ambassador: Joe Mackie

Your Squad Captain: Becs Gentry


SPEED DEMONS

Goal: Sub 3 hours

Your RW Ambassador: Andy Dixon

Your Squad Captain: Ben Green

Good luck! Let us know how you get on and leave your comments below!