Marathon Training Plan

At this stage you're a running veteran who is looking to take on the ultimate challenge: a Marathon. It's no easy task, but with hard work and  the right training, you'll get there! Use this training plan to prepare yourself to run 26.2 miles in 20 weeks. Always consult with your physician before starting any training program.

TIPS: Before starting this plan, be sure you can run 3-4 miles. Pay close attention to your body when training for a marathon. Preventing an injury should be one of your top priorities. Utilize the rest and cross-training days. For more info on how to avoid running injuries, see page 26 in RaceTimes. Bring water and an easy to carry snack on long Sunday runs. 

Meet the Coach: Coach Ladd has been a full time online coach since April of 2001. After working for another company for almost  four years, he  founded 2L Coaching Services in January 2005. He has worked with hundreds of athletes all over the world of varying ability levels as an online  coach, including multiple All-Americans and one NCAA national champion. Learn more about
2L Coaching Services.