MMRF Endurance Events

Marathon Training Tips - Week 1

Week #1 – Get your Training Plan in Place

When you joined the team, you were sent a copy of my book,The Marathon Method: The 16-Week Training Program that Prepares You to Finish a Full or Half Marathon in Your Best Time.  Thousands of people around the world have completed marathons and half marathons using my plans.  It doesn't matter whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned veteran; these plans can help you have your best race while remaining injury-free.

There are many different training plans you can follow. In fact, if you do a little research, you can become overwhelmed. I recommend that you find a plan that makes sense for you from a reputable source and then stick with that. I outline numerous different plans in both the book, TheMarathon Method, and you can also find free training plans on the Internet. The key is to find a plan that fits your goals, your fitness level and your available time to train.

I have also created plans for both the marathon and the half marathon distance and made them available on an interactive basis, via TrainingPeaks software, the most highly regarded provider of online training plans there is. Working with TrainingPeaks will prepare you for your best event ever:

  • Look for nightly emails with your next day's workout.

  • Track your training or upload your workout file from one of 80+ training devices (GPS, HR, speed/distance, etc).

  • Create and save routes.

  • Share your activities with your friends or coach through email or Facebook.

  • Track your nutrition together with your training.

  • (And much more.)

So, if you like what you see in my book, and want to receive the same plans and motivational training advice built into an online training log and plan, sign up to receive my marathon and half marathon training plan via TrainingPeaks.  You can find a plans for novice, intermediate or veteran runners. 

Click here to find out which one of my training plans is just right for you. These plans are available to MMRF PowerTeam members at no cost. Simply enter code "mmrf" in the PROMO/COUPON box when you check out!