How To Train For A Marathon: Everything You Need To Know

First of all, congratulations on taking on the incredible goal of running a marathon! You have come to the right place for all the guidance and support you need. Marathon training can be an extremely rewarding experience as you prepare to reach the starting (and finishing) lines. However, training for a marathon is also a … Read more

Sub 4 Hour Marathon Pace, Essential Guide + Training Plan

In this guide, I’m going to break down everything you need to know to break the sub 4 hour marathon pace mark in your next race, and include our free training plan. After running several of them myself and coaching many others through the process, I learned the right pacing strategies and training methodologies to … Read more

Why Our Free Plans Are The Best Marathon Training Plans Available

There are many resources online where you can find paid and free marathon training plans. In fact, there are so many options for online marathon training plans that finding the best training program can be like finding the perfect shade of paint to redo a room in your house. While we totally admit to our … Read more

The 3 Day A Week Marathon Training Guide + Complete Training Plan

When most people envision marathon training or even half-marathon training, they imagine high-mileage weeks that involve running nearly every day, cross-training sessions, and strength training workouts. While training for a marathon does require some long runs, and running a lot can potentially improve your performance, it’s also possible to finish a marathon by running only … Read more

The 5 Hour Marathon Pace Chart + Training Guide, By Our Expert Coach

In my years of working as a Certified Running Coach with runners of all levels, I have found that many runners aim to run a marathon. However, plenty of runners, especially beginners, are shy to voice their interest in completing the iconic 26.2 mile race distance for fear that they are “never going to be … Read more

Walking A Marathon: How Long It Takes + Our Essential Training Tips

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida, to participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon races. Although runDisney has a variety of running events throughout the year at Disney World, Disneyland, and even virtually, the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon is the only full-distance marathon offered in the suite of Disney races. … Read more

How To Train For A Marathon: The Building Blocks For First-Timers

Using marathon training plans is generally the smartest approach to training for a marathon as long as you choose a plan that is appropriate for your level, is the correct duration based on when your scheduled race is, and otherwise meets your needs and preferences for marathon training. But, how do you pick out the … Read more

How To Prepare For Your Marathon: 11 Essential Tips For Success

Preparing to run a marathon takes quite a bit of training, but well-rounded marathon preparation involves more than just putting in the miles.  So, what else goes into marathon preparation besides just running? What are the best tips for training for a marathon? In this article, we will provide tips on how to prepare for … Read more

The Marathon Taper: How To Taper Correctly For Your Next Marathon

The marathon taper can be somewhat polarizing among marathon runners: some look forward to the relative let up in the intensity and volume of training—seeing it somewhat like a well-earned vacation—whereas other marathoners detest it and fear its arrival like an impending injury. It can be difficult for runners to cut back when their bodies … Read more

How To Train For A Marathon In 3 Months (+ Training Plan)

In this post, I’m going to outline a training method for getting marathon ready in 3 months – and share my 3 month marathon training plan. When runners ask “How long does it take to train for a marathon?”, generally the minimum I’d recommend – depending on the runner’s background – is 12 weeks, or 3 … Read more

Run Walk Marathon Training Guide: Jeff Galloway Method Explained

In this article, I’ll introduce the run walk marathon training method, created in 1979 by Jeff Galloway. Since then, runners have been swearing by the method, saying they never could have reached their goals without it. Both beginners and experienced runners have benefited from this approach.   When some people hear the word ‘marathon,’ it … Read more

Couch To Marathon – The Ultimate Training Guide (+ Training Plan)

Going from ‘couch to marathon‘ is an epic undertaking – and a huge adventure! In this post, I will walk through our proven ‘couch to marathon‘ method, outline the main training principles to follow, and share training plans for each phase! We’ll look at: (just looking for the training plan?  Scroll to the bottom to … Read more