Beginner Marathon Training Schedule

3 years ago

If you’ve been running for at least eight weeks and can run for thirty minutes without stopping, then you’re ready to start training for a marathon! Download your 16 - Week Training Schedule today.


Starting with your first week of marathon training, you will run a total of 15 miles throughout the week and build up to as many as 38 miles in a week. Your long runs will be on Saturdays with the longest being 20 miles. You’ll also have a two week taper before the marathon.

Rest is VERY important! Never run more than two consecutive days and be sure to always have a rest day before your long run day. The Thursday runs could be traded out for cross training if you’re already participating in such a program.

Training properly is extremely important, but remember to have fun. See you on the road! Consider enlisting a friend to increase the fun. Having a partner can encourage you and help you stay on your schedule.

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