So you’ve decided to run a marathon, potentially one of the big six marathons like the Chicago, New York, or Boston Marathons. Whether it’s your first marathon or your 50th, you will need a training plan to complete the distance and hit your goals. Here is a list of over 100 free training plans from over 40 sites, from novice to elite, and all different lengths.
Note: Are you a coach or club with a marathon training plan that should be here? Did I get something wrong? Would you like to be included in the next post? Leave a comment below or contact me.
From the Marathons Themselves
- Boston: B.A.A Boston Marathon Training Plans
- London: Official TCS London Marathon Training Plans
- New York: Official NYRR Training Plans
- Chicago: Official Chicago Marathon Training Plan (from Nike)
- Philadelphia: Training | Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
- Disney: Training Programs & Guides | runDisney
Running Company, Magazines & Apps
- Nike Run Club Marathon Training Plans
- ASICS Marathon training plan
- On Running Shoes | Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners
- Saucony | How To Train For A Marathon For Beginners Blog
- Outside Magazines 8 Week Training Plan
- Shape Magazine's 12-Week Marathon Training Plan
- Men's Journal's Essential marathon training plan for men
- Lululemon | Marathon Training Plan PDF: Full, Half, 10k & 5k
- Livestrong | The Very Doable Guide to Training for Your First Marathon
- Verywellfit | Beginner Marathon from Training Schedule
- Runderwear | Free Marathon Training Plans
- Peleton Marathon Training Program: Tips, Tricks, and FAQs
- Hanson's Running Shop | Marathon Training Plans
- Healthline | 20-Week Marathon Training Plan: Charts for All Levels
- Road Runner Sports | Hammer Out Your Half Marathon Training in Just 8 Weeks (For Real!)
- Runbetter App | Training Programs
- Caffeine Bullet | Marathon Training Plans
- REI Co-op | Half & Full Trail Marathon Training Plans
- Women's Health / Yahoo Couch to 26.2 Marathon Training Plan
Coaches, Clubs & Running Sites
- Hal Higdon Marathon Training Plans
- Amanda Brooks Run to the Finish Couch to Marathon Training Plan
- Marathon Handbook Training Plans
- Phil Mosley | My PR Coach Free Marathon Training Plan
- Thomas Watson | All About Marathon Training Plans
- Whitney Heins | The Mother Runners Training Plans
- Chrissy Carroll | Snacking in Sneakers Plans
- James Dunne's Marathon Training Plan from Kinetic Revolution
- Charlie Watson | The Best Training Plans for Your Spring Marathon
- Chicago Area Running Association Plans
- Maggie’s Running for Sweets List of 45 Plans
- Free Training Plans from The Run Formula
- Free Marathon Training from Running Training Plan
- Marathon Training Program With Only Three Runs a Week from MarathonPal
- Runners Connect Ultimate Marathon Training Schedule & Guide
- An Idiot's One Month Marathon Training Programme | by Jules Ehrhardt
- Columbus Running Company Training Plans
- Molly's Marathon Training Plans: free pdfs for you to train
- Running Training Plans from Running Shoe Guru
- Marathon training plan (with PDF) - Running overload
- Marathon Training Plan - Crushing 26.2 - Middleagemarathoner.com
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If you are getting ready for your next marathon, check out some of my favorite gear.
- I currently run on Saucony. Previously on Kinvara and Endorphin but now on Saucony Tempus (love them).
- I never run without my Aftershoks headsets.
- If it's dark, you need a Noxgear to stand out to on coming traffic
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