Ready to start your training?!
This beginner marathon training schedule is 16 weeks long and will take you through your training and over that finish line!
Don't forget...you can modify this to fit your schedule. The number one thing to remember in beginner marathon training is that you must build the mileage and your endurance.
Be comfortable with running at least 4 miles. If you can run 5-6 miles that will be perfect since your first long run is 6 miles during the first week of training.
If you can't physically run 6 miles yet you don't want to have force your body to run the 6 miles, become worn out and then be playing "keep-up" throughout the rest of the training.
So if you aren't ready yet, wait and keep building up your endurance.
We also have a 32 Week Marathon Training Program if you want to take it slower. This is a great option for those who are very injury-cautious, want to gain more running experience and be better prepared for the marathon ordeal.
Along with training...
You are going to be logging many miles during your marathon training. You want to do it. Here are pointers on those "other things" that go along with your training.
Train hard...conquer it! and make the marathon YOURS!