How To Train For A Marathon: Resources, Tips, and Expert Advice

Our home for all things marathon-related: here you can find all our guides, free-to-download training plans, tips, and strategies for your next marathon – we cover all ability levels!

26.2 miles is a serious distance that requires specific training. To that end, we’ve made it our goal to become the home of marathon training online – and you can find everything here.

Whether you’re looking for a suitable marathon training plan, pace charts, gear recommendations, or guidance on the best ways to train – we’ve got free resources and guidelines for every ability level.

Marathon Training Plans

Click here to browse details of all our marathon training plans in-depth.

Beginner to Intermediate Marathon Training Plans

couch to marathon training plan
6 month marathon training plan
20 week marathon training plan
16 week marathon training plan

Intermediate to Advanced Marathon Training Plans

sub 4-hr marathon training plan
12 week marathon training plan
Sub-3-Hour-Marathon Training Plan
20 week advanced marathon training plan

Marathon Tips And Advice

Expert guides covering various aspects of marathon training, preparations, and racing:

Marathon Training Guides

The following guides are designed for specific Marathon goals – check them out!

Marathon Stats and Information

Marathon-Specific Workouts

Our training plans include several different types of running workouts and cross-training: the following guides detail the different types of workouts you may wish to include in your marathon training.

Marathon Nutrition

Whether we’re talking about day-to-day training diet, carb-loading, or fuelling for the big day… here are our guides to eating for marathon runners:

Our Top Marathon Training Resources:

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Marathon Training Guide

If you’re looking for a guide to the essentials of marathon training, check out this article I’ve compiled. It covers all the fundamentals that you need to know about!


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Marathon Training Plans

Marathon Training Plans Library

Looking for a marathon training plan? You’re in the right place! We’ve got a large selection of free, downloadable marathon training plans to suit every ability level!

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The Marathon Training Masterclass

For those looking to get deep into their marathon training, I’ve developed this Masterclass course – hours of exclusive video content, downloadable guides, cheat sheets, and more!!

Useful Gear Guides and Pace Charts:

Best Marathon Shoes

The Best Marathon Running Shoes

Finding the right pair of running shoes for your marathon can be tough – here are my top recommendations (updated regularly).

Marathon Pace Chart

Marathon Pace Chart

Want to know what speed you need to run to achieve a specific race finish time? Check out our marathon pace charts; in miles or kilometers.

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Best GPS Watches For Marathon Training

I believe that a GPS device is an essential part of proper distance running training – regardless of your budget or experience, here are my recommendations.

Further Useful Guides And Advice:

I’ve Also Published A Couple Of eBooks On Marathon Training:

Marathon In 3 Months
4-Hour Marathon

Marathon Essays And Long Form Articles