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Hi, I've entered my 1st marathon (Richmond Park) for May next year and looking for around for a training plan to follow and would love some help as I think I'm beginning to confuse myself! I've been running for 4 years doing 5km and 10km races and just completed my 1st half mararthon in October with a time of 1 hr and 59 secs. I followed a Matt Roberts training plan for this which really worked for me as I enjoyed the training and finished with the time I aimed for. I can't find his marathon training plan.
Looking at marathon training plans I've found a few which look good but was wondering if there was anyone with experience of these might be able to help me as they differ a little.
I've looked at the RW Garmin ready marathon schedule for sub 4.30 but not sure if this will be a little too difficult? I've running between 15 - 20 miles a week at the moment. I've also looked at Hal Higdon novice 2 training plan which looks similar but with only 1 run over 20 miles. Would this be enough? I'm not setting a time goal for my marathon but I understand you need to be thinking about your race pace when training so was thinking around 4hrs 30.
Alternatively does anyone have a good marathon training plan for a first time marathoner at my ability? I've sure there are lots of threads asking for this but the more I look the more confused I get. Any help would be very much appreciated.