Beginner Training Plan

If you are new to the half marathon or full marathon distance, have we got a treat for you! We have put together a free beginner training plan to help you get across the finish line, and hopefully enjoy the distance running experience! When you make that step up to a half, or full marathon, it is VERY important to have some type of training plan. The last thing you want is to injure yourself by training too much, or to have a miserable race day because you trained too little.

This plan will give you daily activities and proper distances to keep you progressing until race day, so you can achieve a goal that only 1% of the world’s population has achieved! Plus, we will be right there with you when you have questions or need help!

All you have to do is check the appropriate box in the “swag” section of registration, and we will do the rest!

You must register by noon on  8/2 to be eligible for the full marathon training plan, and by noon on 9/13 to be eligible for the half marathon training plan.

Here is a brief overview of what to expect:

  • Half Marathon – 12 week plan beginning 9/18
  • Full Marathon – 18 week plan beginning 8/7
  • An introductory email the Friday before your plan starts, detailing the training plan (what to expect and why)
  • Weekly email (Fridays) with tips for the following week’s schedule
  • Four videos, spread throughout the plan, with important info about:
    • Running shoes (why you need them, how to make sure you have the right ones)
    • Clothing/Gear necessities (technical fabrics, hydration bottles, anti-chafe, etc.)
    • Nutrition (why it is important, and what to use)
    • Hydration (dehydration is the enemy)
  • Someone to answer your training questions via a dedicated email address

2023 Full Marathon Training Calendar

2023 Half Marathon Training Calendar