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

7 Reasons 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 trying to find the best training program can be like trying to find the perfect shade of paint to redo a room in your house. Even among … 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

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

When most people envision marathon training, they imagine high-mileage weeks that involve running nearly every day. And, 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 three days per week. In this article, we discuss … 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

How To Run a Sub 3 Hour Marathon + Training Plan

For many intermediate endurance runners, completing a sub 3 hour marathon is the pinnacle of their running journey and a huge life achievement. With the accomplishment of consistent finishes under four hours comes the planting of a seed that going under three hours may well be possible. Accepting that challenge means embracing the additional physical … 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

The Sub 4 Hour Marathon: Essential Guide + Training Plan

Bagging a sub 4 hour marathon is all about getting that 4 hour marathon pace right. After running a bunch of them myself and coaching many other through the process, I learned the right pacing strategies and training methodologies to break the 4 hour barrier. In this post, I’m going to break down what you … Read more

Walking a Marathon: The Essential Guide (+ Training Plan)

If you’re considering walking a marathon, here are some of the most important things you need to know about training and preparation before you tackle those 26.2 miles! In recent years the number of marathon walkers has grown, and race organizers have made arrangements to make their races walking-friendly. But walking 26.2 miles is a … Read more

Our Complete Marathon Training Guide: How To Train For a Marathon

Marathon training can be an extremely rewarding experience as you prepare to get yourself to the starting line. However, it is also a huge commitment – which is why it’s so important to prepare for those 26.2 miles correctly. Let us guide you through the process with our training tips, free marathon training plans, and … 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

How To Train For a Marathon in 6 Months (+ Training Plan)

Hey guys, in this post we’ll go through an in-depth guide into how to train for a marathon in 6 months.    If you’re looking to jump ahead and grab a copy of the training plan, here it is – 6 month marathon training plan.   But be sure to come back to this article later, as it has loads … Read more