Times... You Just Have To Train
Harder, Right ? Wrong !"
Learn how the 100 Day Marathon Plan by Olympic runner Marius Bakken, M.D. gives you faster, better and far safer marathon training by training smarter, not harder!
" ...one of the most comprehensive marathon products I have seen." - Jack Waitz, husband/coach of 9 times New York Marathon Winner, Grete Waitz
" I've never seen anything like this before" - Duncan Larkin, former Running Times Magazine writer and 2.32 marathon runner
What is the 100 Day Plan?
A field-tested and complete training system for the marathon - for both beginners and seasoned veterans by Olympian Marius Bakken, MD.
The system is based on a special, highly effective, Kenyan-Italian hybrid training system for smarter training and faster results.
Structured so it's easy to customize for any runner - regardless of age, gender, speed, or skill.
The entire program comes in easy-to-find sections that clearly explain things.
Get instant access to :
8 different marathon training schedules ranging from the pure beginners training plan up to the 2:45 marathoner. Specifically you have a 2:45 schedule, a 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 and a pure beginners plan to pick from ! (you get immediate access to all upon purchase)
It doesn't matter what level of runner you are. It doesn't matter how fast you currently run. The "100 Day Marathon Plan" can quickly and easily be customized to your needs and abilities.
120 content-packed pages designed to make you run faster and better than you've ever done before.
15 instructional videos that walk you step-by-step through the schedules by Marius Bakken.
10 additional videos cover important things like how to pick the correct running shoes... how to improve your running form... how to use strength training... With added advice on proper diet and preventing and healing injuries.
Guidance on how to adjust the schedule to as little as 60 days or up to 150 days from race-day and still use the powerful training. You can even adjust it for 5k/10k and half marathon training due to its unique Italian periodization.
Immediate access, one-time charge and lifetime updates. The 100 Day Marathon Plan is a 100 % online system, to ensure you receive free updates and new content that is being added. Upon purchase you'll receive a personal username and password, to gain access to all the plans, videos and content.
Trusted by Maratoners and Running Experts
“Comprehensive, All Levels”
"Marius Bakken has used his unique experience as a world-class runner to put together one of the most comprehensive marathon products I have seen.
The 100-day Marathon Training program is covering all topics to improve as a runner.
Marius experience and knowledge of modern training techniques will benefit runners, from the beginner to the experienced marathoner."
Jack Waitz, Husband of Grete Waitz, 9 time NYC marathon winner
"It's For Everyone!..."
"Most marathon schedules are rigid. The 100 Day Marathon Plan deals with flexibility and gives runners options.
I especially enjoyed the marathon race-day tips and how you combine the Italian and Kenyan schools of thought into one program. I like the use of Lydiard-like periodization with a build up from the 5K to the marathon itself.
All types of runners would benefit from this type of marathon work.
That's the best thing about this program: It's for everyone!
It builds you up for the marathon, step-by-step instead of getting you to think about the marathon from day one. I've never seen anything like this before"
Duncan Larkin , Running Times Magazine Writer and 2.32 Marathon Runner
3600+ Runners have used the 100 Day Marathon Plan...
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“1:18 Half Marathon and 2:47 Marathon at Age 49!...”
"Hello Marius this is a letter of thanks to you. On Sunday in the London Marathon I set a new life time best running 2.47.34.
I should point out to anyone reading this that I have been running for 17 years and Marathons for 11 years! I am now 49 years old and going by what many runners say should be slowing down, yet on your program I ran 3 mins 39 sec faster than last year and 1 min 18 sec faster than my old P.B. set way back in 2003 when I was only 42 years old!
I felt stronger than ever before in the last 6 miles and overtook runner after runner in my charge for the line, infact I think only one runner went passed me in those last 6 miles! I have found your 100 day plan enjoyable and challenging, but at the same time because you never train harder than 10k pace I was able to recover quickly and not overtrain and dig myself into a whole I could not get out of!
Also because your training plan changes from week to week I found my body kept getting stronger throughout the entire program!
I had no injuries or illness, a very good sign that shows how sensible and clever your program is!
I now intend to follow your training programme up to next years London marathon, where I believe I can continue to improve and run 2.45 or better at the age of 50! I'm happy to recommend your 100 day marathon plan to anybody who is serious about running faster, if I can do it then anyone can!
Thanks again Marius, you have reversed the aging process for me:)
Rick Bowker, Southport UK. PR at the Liverpool half marathon of 1.18 ' 2010 at the age of 49 (1 month later went on to run 2:47 in London) Blogs at runwitharthurlydiard.blogspot.com
"Sub 3:00:00 In First Ever Marathon..."
"To illustrate what Marius' program did to my shape: During the 12 weeks of training towards New York Marathon I "tested" myself weekly on the SRM race (3.3k). The 10th of August at the start of the schedule: 12:39, the 7th of September: 12:13, the 12th of September 11:25 and the 12th of October 11:16.
That means an improvement of 11%!
On a marathon this is equal to almost 30 minutes improvement on only 12 weeks of training.
On the starting line in New York my weight was reduced to 71 kg, 10 kg (20 pounds) lower than it was 12 weeks earlier.
The feeling was amazing. Especially the feeling of being extremely strong the last 10 k.
For a relatively untrained person just some months before to pass 250 runners (and only getting passed by 3) on the last 10 k and a finishing position of 517 out of 37 000 was an experience of a lifetime."
Martin Samdal, 2:58:52 NYC Marathon 2005
"I Loved It. Very Professional."
"It is extremely well organized and informative. I almost feel compelled to run a marathon just to follow your program.
Your knowledge on the subject is extremely evident in your writing. I love how you explain the combination of Italian and Kenyan Marathon Training Plans.
I loved it. Very professional."
David Tiefenthaler, coach and owner of tips4running.com
Answers to Your Questions
What Finishing Times Does the 100 Day Marathon Plan Have ? (click)
There's eight different training schedules ranging from the pure beginners training plan up to the 2:45 marathoner. Specifically you have a 2:45 schedule, a 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 and a pure beginners plan to pick from ! (you get instant access to all upon purchase ) So you see, it doesn't matter what level of runner you are. It doesn't matter how fast you currently run. The “100 Day Marathon Plan” can quickly and easily be customized to your needs and abilities.
Why is the 100 Day Plan Different Than Other Programs ?
The 100 Day Plan is based on a special Italian-Kenyan hybrid system. This unique system is what many of the top marathoners in the world currently use. The 100 Day Marathon Plan is a modification of these principles, to fit runners on all levels. The result is smarter training, and better results. This involves clear periodization, where you go through different specific periods in your marathon preparation - to avoid the plateau effect and very varied sessions where no workouts are the same, building you up for the marathon week after week. This approach is not only more effective, but also much more motivational.
Is the 100 day Plan Flexible ?
I decided to call it the “100 Day Marathon Plan” because the average length of time many experienced marathoners use to train for their next marathon is 100 days. That doesn't mean 100 days is the only option. Not at all. In fact there is added a whole section in the program which explains how you can adjust the program to as little as 60 days or up to 150 days from race day and still use the powerful training.
In What Format is the 100 Day Plan
The 100 Day Marathon Plan is a 100 % online system, to ensure you receive free updates and new content that is being added. Upon purchase you'll receive a personal username and password, to gain access to all the plans, videos and content.
Can I Also Use the 100 day Plan for the 5/10k/Half Marathon ?
Yes. In fact, there is a full section in the Members only FAQ on how to adjust the plan to other distances as well. You can even use the 100 day plan as a general running plan, just to improve your general running times and give you more motivational daily running!
What does the 100 day Marathon Plan Members Section Look Like ?
Who is Marius Bakken
Marius Bakken is a Norwegian two time Olympic runner (2000 and 2004) In 2010, he finished medical school and is currently working full time as a doctor in southern Norway, as well as helping the over 3600 runners who have currently gained access to the 100 Day Marathon Training Schedule (as of august 2021). He works at Søm Medical Clinic and Covid-19 Travel Test Center in Kristiansand.
"...I Like the Positive Tone... It Helps You Become Confident"
I find the 100 day plan very useful. Especially the combination of a running schedule and tutorials of the basic training ideas and other elements which provides insights on how and why the schedule build up the way it is.
I also like the emphasis on the flexibility of the schedule and on the positive tone throughout the plan.
It really helps the newcomer to be confident that it is possible run a marathon without running mile after mile day after day. I of course like the 100 day plan because it most importantly provides results. Follow the plan and be sure to have the best possibilities to have a great run.
Compared to other plans I have followed (Stockholm 21K program by Anders Szalkai) the 100 day plan isn't that complex with a lot of different elements in each training session.
I have completed 6 half marathons and have a PB of 1:39. My long time goal is to qualify and run Boston marathon, which will require a marathon under 3:20.
One of the best part of the 100-day plan was the FAQ part. This gave the opportunity to interact with a coach and other runners on different elements of the plan. This made some of the runs easier to understand and also provided with additional information from runners in the same training level and situation as yourself.
Geir Engen, NATO officer and 1:39 Half Marathon Runner .
"...So I Keep Getting Faster and Faster..."
If you don't, you can read all the previous posts from this conversation. I'm writing straight to you by email, because I didn't find that "statement palce" on your site anymore ;)
I wrote you last September about my new PB 2:57:12.
Now I have same kind of news for you :)
About 3 weeks to go I ran at Copenhagen Marathon and my time was 2:51:16!!! So I'm getting faster and faster, thanks to you!!
I kept 4:00/km pace to the 30-35km, but in the final 10k or so I had to slow down a bit, because my legs started to feel very heavy.. I think I'm going to run couple of fast-finish long runs to be better next time ;)
Now, I have planned to run sub 2:50 in next October!! At Vantaa maraton 14th of October!!
I also attach one picture from last the final straight!!
Thanks for great plan!! I will continue 2:45 -plan.. - "
Mikko Jarvinen from Finland
"...Easy To Understand And To Take Anywhere..."
"I'm a 2:20 marathoner that had become very curious about the Italian Periodisation (negative taper) since Stephano Baldini won the 2004 Olympic Marathon. I immediately went searching for his approach.
Quickly, I was mind-boggled by how much of a consistent performer he was. The Italians must have discovered a format for marathon success.
For years I've studied but not until buying the 100 Day Marathon Plan approach did I truly understand the simplicity of it.
Marius has broken it down and made it easy to understand and to take anywhere. The addition of the heart rate monitor parameters (at Kenyan Intensity) make it doable by anyone, anywhere.
I honestly have enjoyed all of it.
I know Marius was able to get the best out of himself and his running and medical knowledge should be followed.
Wonderful program. I personally loved the heart rate effort zones. I live in a place that has rare ideal weather and to be able to run without becoming a slave to the watch has given me a bounce in my step!
Every runner would benefit from this program!"
Marty Dalton 2.20 marathoner
"...Finished my 186th Marathon..."
"I am a 69 year old marathon runner who has run 186 marathons including 3:14:45 as a 55 year old. I purchased the 100 day marathon plan and this is my experience:
I noticed already in the three introductory weeks of the program how my legs got lighter and the times pr km started to go down. For example the Zone 1 easy runs to my job was at that time 6.15-6.25 pr km. Now, ten weeks later, that same effort is down to 5.20 pr km.
Because I write a daily training diary and have done so since 1978 I can clearly see how my training times are radically faster then they have been in many, many years since starting the 100 day marathon plan.
What has struck me as considerably different with the 100 day marathon plan then any other program I have used is the great variation in the training, for example in week nr 7 the type sessions where you run for 60 minutes with variation between Effort 2 and 4. In addition to that I've had great benefits from your "Special Strides".
Today, only 6 days after a marathon where I did a 30 minute year best following the plan, I feel fully recovered.
I would recommend the program to anyone, when the results for me are so dramatic - who is not a top athlete, I suspect it will have even greater effect on better runners.
In addition to that, I believe most joggers will benefit from this kind of structured program. "
Per Oscar Holm-Olsen, 186 time marathoner and 4.06 marathon (30 minute year best) as a 69 year old following the 100 day plan.
"...From 3:15 to 2:57 in 4 Months !..."
"I just run Marine Corpse Marathon in 3:03 - 11 min off my previous PR following the 100 day marathon plan! I want to run Palm Beach Marathon Dec 6 and would like to break 3hr."
....five weeks weeks later :
"Hi Marius, soo excited as I said on 25th of October I did a 3:03 in Marine Corp. I just did Sunday Dec.6 a 2:57 PR in the Palm Beach Marathon, Thanks!!!! Took off 7 min in weeks and broke that sub 3hrs and feel great! Thanks!"
Carrie Pustilnik 3:03 Marine Corp Marathon October, 2:57 Palm Beach December.
"...The Plan Took Out All The Guesswork..."
"What I enjoyed most of the plan was the ease of picking a schedule and fixing the workouts to my work schedule. I am a District Chief with the Laredo Fire Dept. and work 24 hours and 48 hours off. Most of my runs were early morning.
The plan took out a lot of guesswork on how to prepare for my first marathon.
When I researched a marathon plan there was a lot of skepticism about how it is almost impossible to run a marathon if you havent had a good base for over a year. Another thing that the plan did was inspire me to RACE my events not merely survive them.
Upon completion of your program there was no doubt in my mind that I would not finish my first marathon. The question turned from, will I finish into how fast will I finish ? I could have run it at a lot slower pace and sprint at the end...but I still have that competiveness that makes me compete.. even if it is only competing against my own set times.
My trainings/results improved me by about a minute in a 5k to 3 minutes on 10K. My favorite sessions were the long runs where I would use them to listen to good music and relax.
I would recommend this plan to anyone willing to put in the time it takes to train for a marathon. From novice to advanced runner.
I am proof that what seemed as an unattainable goal at times can be attainable taking one day at a time using your plan.
Like I've mentioned before, this inspired me to try to go faster and qualify for Boston. ."
Ruben Vegas, District Chief, Laredo Fire. Dept. Ultimate Goal : Boston Marathon Qualification
"...It Felt So Good..."
"Hi Marius, First of all thank you for the 100 Day Marathon Plan, for always answering my questions and for all of your advice. Today, my participation on the Utah Valley Marathon went pretty well. I made a PR of 3hr 24 min 37 sec, and I earned my shirt that says Boston Qualifier yeah! :).
It felt so good.
All the workouts you gave me help me to push through the hardest miles, I never hit a wall, and was able to walk on my water/sports drinks stations and pick up running with no problems, I took the Imodium ( only one tablet) and had no stomach proplems. I only stop once for the porta potty for No 1.
I did feel the muscle stiffness from mile 22 to 26.2, but my legs never stopped responding.
I was able to finish strong and will certainly recommend this training to my runner friends.
It is fun, it helps you stay very focused on every session of the training and the risk of injury is very low.
I loved all the tips you give to avoid muscle cramps, stomach problems, drinking prior and during the marathon, self massages, etc.
Thanks again! Best Regards"
Diana A. Anderson, 3.24.37 Utah Valley Marathon
To wrap things up... Here's how I've broken it all down for you…
8 different marathon training schedules based on your finishing time goal: From marathon rookie all way to a sub 2:45 race time… the plan got you covered. Just pick the one that best meets your needs & abilities and you're ready to roll!
Workouts based on your heart rate and specific running times so youare always training in the optimal zone without risking your health…
15 instructional videos where Marius walks you step-by-step through the schedules. He even explains the different core principles that most marathon training courses miss!
10 additional videos covering important things like how to pick the right training shoes… improving your running form… how to use strength training to compliment your training… and more!
120 content-packed pages that “walk you through” the whole marathon preparation process…
Apply a clear Italian-periodization, where you go through 5 specified training phasis in your marathon preparation to avoid the plateau effect...
Combine with Kenya-style intensity controlled sessions where no workouts are the same, building you up for the marathon week after week!
Simply review the program at your convenience and then start using the training techniques with your next workout. Everything is organized so it's easy to follow and even easier to put into action.
But that's not all of the resources you'll find inside the “100 Day Marathon Plan” .
You'll also find 4 automatic calculators. You'll enjoy using them to do things like
… Calculate exactly how much to eat and drink during the marathon based on your goal time, the weather and your body type
… Get your exact "pace" to run in the marathon so you hit your target finish time
… How to quickly pick what training schedule is best for you simply from your 5k/10k/half marathon time
… Discovering what your body mass index (BMI) is and what injuries, if any, you maybe risking because of your BMI.
That's the types of tools and resources you'll gain immediate access to when you get access to the “100 Day Marathon Plan”.
In addition to this...
Comprehensivly Understand Marathoning
Why old-fashioned marathon training is now obsolete… (Chapter 2)
How to find your maximum heart rate… (Chapter 4)
The one part of every training program where 67% of all injuries occur… Just make a small change in your training and your chances of staying injury-free skyrocket! (Chapter 7)
2 easy ways to choose the right workout schedule for you (Chapter 4)
Need to lose some weight? No problem. Check out 3 easy ways to lose weight while marathon training besides doing more running! (Chapter 9)
Why after-marathon training is critical to your success… (Chapter 6)
The best way to control your training intensity and find your optimal training zone without using lactate acid testing… (Chapter 3)
The #1 mistake that runners can make on their easy training days (Chapter 9)
A special tip, based on research from the former (German) DDR Republic, that can help improve your running form dramatically while helping you stay injury-free! (Chapter 5)
3 ways to treat minor injuries… before they turn into major ones! (Chapter 9)
The one training technique used by the Kenyans that helps them build incredible strength… and it's not weight lifting! (Chapter 2)
What to eat (and not eat) leading up to your race day… (Chapter 10)
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