Run Plus - Marathon Build-up training

Transition from basic training for a successful marathon

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Level 2: Advanced
3 units

Training content

The contents of the basic training are deepened and progressively expanded. In addition to speed development and increasing capacity, the aim is to expand and consolidate the aerobic base through slowly increasing endurance runs. Three running sessions per week are on the schedule.


The weekly yoga session and the strength and core training remain part of the training week.

Target group

All those who have laid the foundations in 8 weeks of Basic Training and now want to take the next steps for a successful marathon.

What does a typical training week look like?​


Rest day


Core and Mobility

Additive sport



Endurance run

with strides


Strength training



Track Session


Additive sport



Long endurance run

Only three steps to the training plan​

  1. Book KickAss subscription
    In the first step you have to choose a subscription. The training plan is available in the subscriptions KickAss Basic Run.
  2. Activate training plan
    In the second step you can unlock and activate the training plan via your account.
  3. Open training plan and get started
    In the last step you only have to open the training plan. You will be automatically redirected to our training platform AZUM, set up a profile there and you can start right away.


The training plan is the perfect mix of running, athletic, strength, mobility sessions and your chosen additive sport.

All benefits at a glance​

  • Flexible adaptation of the training sessions 
  • Exercise videos for all strength, core and mobility exercises as well as running technique exercises
  • Food requirements for the units
  • Integration of an additive sport

Questions & Answers​


The training plan templates are divided into three performance levels. From beginners who are relatively new to running or who want to prepare for shorter distances with a relatively small amount of training to advanced athletes and ambitious runners who want to achieve a top ranking. Using the filter function and the descriptions, you will find exactly the right plan that fits your level.

The training plan templates are each divided into 8-week blocks that build on each other. From basic training, to build-up training, to the final race preparation, you run through a complete season up to your planned competition. Of course, it is also possible to join in between and skip individual phases. Always orientate yourself backwards from your target competition with which phase you should start. After you have loaded the plan into the AZUM training platform, you can delete or move individual weeks. In addition, you can add a suitable additive sport to each plan, you have the choice between cycling, inline skating, rowing or swimming.

In our training series you get suggestions for a complete seasonal build-up to your target race.

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In order to train in your individual training zones, we recommend that you determine them using the Power-Performance Decoder or a performance diagnostic. You should repeat this at regular intervals (12-16 weeks) to check your progress and adjust the profile. Our KickAss coaches will be happy to support you if you have problems entering the metabolic profile.

Yes, in the AZUM training platform you can link your sports watch (Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Wahoo) and export the planned units. You also have the option to export cycling units to Zwift.

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