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Runners World and Hal Higdon both have plans like this on their respective websites,
however they also specify strictly that this running plan alone does not constitute
a completemarathonorhalf marathon training schedule.
If you're reasonably fit or just doing the race for fun i.e. not taking it too seriously
training only when you can and probably walking some of the actual race, then a program
like this will probably be OK for you. However, if this is one of your life goals
and you want to make sure you do your absolute best so you can rest knowing that
you've given it your all, then you'd be best advised to avoid the free marathon training
plans and get yourself a proper program.
People who have done a race before already know, and will be quick to tell you, that
the level and amount of training, both physically and mentally, is going to be far
more challenging than you think.
Getting a proper training program right from the start will put in the best shape
come race day. Things to think about even before you start training are your equipment
and training diet. Before you even go on your first run, you need to have these things
sorted out, proper fitting and balanced shoes and a kitchen full of the right foods
for energy and recovery. This is just the start, there's a whole lot more you need
to know and get your head around including the theory and history of the marathon
as well as the more practical things such as gadgets, tracking, your marathon diet
and how to cope with problems and issues.
We provide independent reviews and provide rankings for the most current marathon
training programs. All of the plans we review are priced below $50 and offer exceptional
value with most of the programs offering video, audio and online support as free
If you're looking for an objective view to help you choose a marathon training programme
then you've definitely come to the right place. Every program is slightly different
so use the reviews provided along with the articles below to figure out which one
suits your needs best.
Marathon Training Plan Free
You'll find a good supply of free basic running schedules online. Most of them come
as a printable page or excel spreadsheet and include a general 12-20 week running
plan with distances and rest days marked out. Continued below....