Marathon Training

Ready for 26.2? You've Come to the Right Place

The marathon is running's most sought-after goal. Find 26.2 training tips, advice, plans and much more. View the Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners to get ready for your first race.


Marathon Training Articles

The Long Slow Distance Run vs. Tempo

The Long Slow Distance run is a traditional training cornerstone, while the tempo run has gained popularity and support of late. But which one is real

The Case for a Morning Run

Take it from a former serial snoozer: Starting your day with a run may be one of the best decisions you can make.


Browse Running Categories

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®

Couch to 5K®

The best way to get new runners off the couch and across the finish line of their first 5K.

Available for iOS | Android

Meet Our Experts

expert pic
Jason Fitzgerald

Jason is a USA Track & Field certified coach and creator of Strength Running, a Greatist "Must Read Health & Fitness Blog" of 2013 that hosts over 150,000 monthly readers.