How to Train for a Marathon (and Still Have a Life)

Training for a marathon requires a serious time commitment—but you can still have a life.

There's no doubt that preparing for a marathon is a serious time commitment. With earlier bedtimes and double digit mileage, your social life will take a bit of a hit, but training doesn't have to completely monopolize your schedule.

Follow these recommendations to strike that elusive run-life balance.

About the Author

Megan Harrington

Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.
Megan is a writer and RRCA certified running coach who lives and trains in rural upstate New York. She ran track and cross-country competitively in high school and college and now focuses on the half-marathon and marathon distance. When she's not running, Megan enjoys coaching fellow runners (www.runnerskitchen.com), snow-shoeing, hiking, and digging around in her garden.

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