Isn't it time to make your dream of running a marathon a reality?
If there's one thing that 2020 taught us it's that we need to chase after our dreams! The best time is always now and deep down you know that running a marathon is one of those life-changing experiences that you don't want to miss out on!
Tell me Friend, does this sound like you when you think about training for a marathon...
you feel overwhelmed by the thought of high weekly mileage and ever-increasing long runs(17 miles, 18 miles, 19 miles week after week after week....sounds a bit scary...)
you've heard that you need to run 80+ mileage weeks during training(and even before beginning to start training!)
you worry that you will become injured and your training will be derailed
you're not sure if you can devote all that time to training!(What?! every day? Twice a day? There's just no rest for the weary...)
you think that motivating yourself to keep going will be your biggest challenge....
you don't want to train all by yourself(hey! we all need our cheerleaders!)
you worry that it might just be a big waste of time and you might not even make it to the finish line (or starting line for that matter!)
Whoa, whoa, whoa....just a minute!
Take a deep breath because...
Marathon training just got easier.
The RUN YOUR FIRST MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM was designed to bring simplified training plans and a simplified approach to marathon training so that anyone can run their very first marathon while still having a life!
My marathon motto for first time marathoners is
KEEP IT SIMPLE.
CAN YOU PICTURE IT?
Gaining that sense of self esteem and knowing that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
Being a healthy role model for your children, spouse, partner, and friends and encouraging them to take care of their health and wellness just by setting an example.
Experiencing more joy in your life and relieving daily stress and tension just by going on your scheduled runs and choosing to not let life and the worries it brings to get the better of you! (Warning! You might become addicted to those natural post-run endorphins that are flooding your body!)
Knowing that you are part of the half a percentage (0.05%) of the global population who has ever run a marathon!
Being a part of the fun race-day atmosphere, not just on the sidelines but actually inside the race with other marathoners who have set out to achieve a similar goal and that you will come to count on in a way you didn't know you needed.
Creating a life-experience that no one and nothing can ever take away from you! You did it and you will have this first marathon with you forever!
BUT HOW IS THIS TRAINING PROGRAM DIFFERENT? SIMPLIFIED? FOR ME?
Having a one-stop marathon training programwhere a running coach guides you through the entire process.
Knowing the exact path you need to take to achieve your marathon dream from making sure you are ready to begin training all the way to the week after your first marathon! (Even your carbo-loading, mindset training and pre-race meal are all scheduled directly on your training plan!)
Training with a marathon training schedule that is designed specifically for a first time marathon runner. No need to be fancy, or overcomplicated, let's streamline and simplify the marathon training process so that anyone can train and run their first marathon!
Marking off your training runs one by one and never having the feeling that it's too much.
Completing those long training runs and recovering fast from them so that you can keep feeling great and progressing through your schedule!
As with most things in life, it's better to take a simplified approach and running a marathon is no different!
28 Bite-sized coaching videosfrom a real running coach that will help walk you through the entire entire journey from preparing to begin training all the way to the week after your marathon! I'm with you every step of the way cheering you on!
3 different marathon training plans for you to choose from inside! Choose between a 20 Week, 16 Week or 12 Week Marathon Training Plan specifically designed for a first time marathon runner.
The 20 Week Mindset Training Plan for Marathoners - running is only part of the marathon training equation. If you want to be able to run and finish the marathon you must train your brain to be your friend instead of holding you back!
A 20 Week Training Log that is digitally fillable or printable. Keep a journal of your marathon training in one spot so that you can refer back to it and learn from what helped you the most or what you need to do differently.
The Marathon Nutrition Mini Guide which contains just what you need to know in order to fuel your marathon training success!
Cross Training Activity Guide for Marathoners + Total Body Strength Workouts for Runners! No wondering what you should do for cross training - this guide + the strength workouts has you covered!
Must-have marathon training resources that you need! We're talking about pacing tips for your long and short runs, tips to prepare you for your long runs, form tips to help your run farther and faster, + more
The Injury Prevention Action Guide for Marathon Runners - First time marathon runners are at a high risk for injury and so it is crucial to be proactive about avoiding injuries!
Your Week Before the Marathon Action Guide - during that crucial week before your race, sometimes it's nice to just have someone tell you exactly what to do so that you don't miss the important (and semi-important things!)
+ Your Marathon Recovery Plan Use this plan to recover as quickly as possible after your marathon race so that you can stop hobbling and get back to doing the things you love!
What exactly is included in the RUN YOUR FIRST MARATHON Training Program?
Let's take a closer look at what's included in the Run Your First Marathon Training Program!
Everything that you want to do before you begin training!
Let's set up some systems and get some things ready that will have your future self screaming, "Thank you!!"
Some of what we will talk about:
A Pre-Marathon Training Checklist (failing to prepare is preparing to fail)
A Marathon Training Body Assessment + a form to follow and record so that you can see what changes you make along the way!
A Goals Assessment + how to keep yourself motivated during your marathon journey! (such an important step!)
How to create a running stockpile and make it easier for yourself to get out the door on your runs and stop procrastinating!
Choose your perfect marathon training plan that will take you straight to the marathon finish line! (cue the confetti!)
Choose between 3 different training plans designed specially for first time marathon runners so that you can train with the best schedule for YOU!
A 20 Week Marathon Training Planfor the first time marathon runner as it progresses more slowly and allows you more time to build mileage throughout the training plan.
A 16 Week Marathon Training Plan if you still want plenty of time to build your long run mileage but don't have 20 weeks to train.
Or a 12 Week Marathon TrainingPlanfor those who have at least run 1 half marathon and are comfortable at that distance. It's a more aggressive training schedule as it progresses a bit more quickly
The 20 Week Marathon Mindset Training Plan which will be one of the secrets to your success as a first time marathon runner!
Here's some of what you will find inside this 40 Page downloadable mindset training workbook designed for specifically for marathoners!
Prompts and techniques and mindset secrets to take your training to the next level!
Learn how to self-coach yourself, choose a powerful marathon mantra that will pull you through the tough miles
How to turn any doubts into positive statements that will boost your energy
Tactics for reducing stress and overwhelm that comes with training for a marathon
How to make 26.2 miles a more manageable distance
How to tap into past feelings of success and harness the incredible tool of visualization
Learn strategies for pain management so that you can push through fatigue and finish the race with no regrets!
Learn how to use modeling effectively and build on the success of your most favorite runners
The Must-Have Marathon Training Resources
You aren't just going to get a training plan and be left to follow it! I'm here to help you every step of the way.
How to pace yourself on long and short runs
Tips to help you prepare (physically and mentally) for your long training runs
How to conquer your long training runs!
The 24-Hour Long Run Recovery Plan Timeline which lays out everything you can do to recover as quickly as possible!
Form tips to help you run farther and faster!(Learn what you can do to improve your biomechanics.)
The Injury Prevention Action Guide for Runners - if you want to be successful at the marathon distance you must be aware and proactive about how to avoid injury!
The Marathon Nutrition Mini Guide
Learn what you must know about eating and fueling for marathon success!
The best foods a marathon runner can eat to boost performance!
What to eat before, during, and after your short and long training runs
How to find and choose the right energy drink for you as a marathon runner!
The Week Before Your Marathon Action Guide
Reduce stress and overwhelm by following this action guide so that you can run your best race!
Here's what's inside this Action Guide:
A Week Before the Marathon Checklist - you don't want to forget any of these!
A Marathon Packing List
What foods you should be eating during the week before your marathon
A Carbo-Loading Plan for First Time Marathon Runners
Guidelines for eating an energizing pre-marathon race meal!
A Day Before the Marathon Checklist - sleep soundly knowing that you haven't forgotten anything!
Your Marathon Race Day Strategy!
Tips to help you have the best marathon race day possible!
Here's what's inside this Action Guide:
Tips for marathon race day morning - what you want to be doing before and at the starting line
Tips for during your marathon race!
The best things you can do for yourself immediately following the marathon
What to expect after a marathon + recovery essentials to have on hand
Your Marathon Recovery Plan so that you can bounce back quickly!
Reduce stress and overwhelm by following this action guide so that you can run your best race!
Here's what's you'll get inside this section of the program:
How to speed up your recovery through nutrition!
A Marathon Recovery Plan for the first 24 Hours Post Marathon
A Recovery Plan for the first week after your marathon
When can you run again? How long should you wait, when can you sign up for another race, all that good stuff!
A post marathon training reflection lesson! Reflecting is one of the best ways to grow as a runner and become even better!
Get the Run Your First Marathon Training Program and go from runner to marathoner!
The best part of my day is reading the emails sent to me from marathoners who are creating their success and celebrating at the finish line by using my training plans.
Running your first marathon could very well be one of the biggest moments of your life!
(And probably also one of the best!)
Hi, I'm Molly, and my goal is to help marathoners achieve their marathon dreams by giving them the tools and resources to do so.
I truly believe that training and running a marathon can be a life-changing event which is why I put my heart and soul into the Run Your First Marathon Training Program.
I began long distance running in high school and have run 6 marathons since and countless other distance races.
After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology, I now help runners and marathoners achieve their goals through training plans, tools, and resources that I provide over at my website All-About-Marathon-Training.com.
Running my first marathon (here in 2007!) is one of my fondest and most cherished memories! Could have been easier though if I had known what I know now! :)
I choose to keep training marathon runners because the self-empowerment and pride that they achieve through their own marathon journey is life-changing for them...
And you can be next! I don't want you to miss out on the magic of the marathon!
Here are the features you will love about the Run Your First Marathon Training Program
With this step by step system you will cross that marathon finish line knowing that you are capable of anything that life has to throw at you!
Here's what you'll love about this product:
Step-by-step coaching videos- I'm going to keep you company through this journey! Every marathoner needs a cheerleader and I would love to be yours!
Action Plans, Recovery Plans & Must-Have Resources that you don't want to train without! Let's simplify the marathon training process by giving you a plan to follow and stop worrying about the rest!
Planning sheets, checklists, and cheat sheets to help you reduce overwhelm and stay motivated and on target with your marathon training
A Downloadable Marathon Training Log Book that will give you space to journal and record your experiences and thoughts of your first marathon!
Quick overview of the steps you will take during this training program
Step by step, you will turn from runner into marathoner!
Follow the prep-work marathon plan - Set yourself up for success by planning ahead for your marathon training!
Choose your marathon training plan and begin your marathon journey!
Refer to the must have marathon resources as you progress through your training!
Implement the Week Before Action Plan, run your very FIRST MARATHON and then follow it up with the effective Marathon Recovery Plan
Who is the Run Your First Marathon Training Program for?
You'll LOVE the Run Your First Marathon Training Program if:
You have a dream to run your first marathon!
You are comfortably able to run at least 4 miles (or run/walk 4 miles if you would like to train for a marathon using the run/walk method!)
You can comfortably run about 15 miles a week
You don't want to train for a marathon by yourself but want someone to be there with you and for you!
You want to be able to stay motivated and keep on track with your training
You want to choose a solid training plan that's suited for YOUR goals and needs.
You want your first marathon to be on of the most memorable experiences of your life. Let's have fun while we are out there putting in the miles!
How many miles should I be able to run before beginning this training program?
I like to see first time marathon runners be comfortable with running at least 4 miles before they begin any marathon training schedule.
If you're not there yet, it's okay! Focus on building that running base and come back in a few weeks time. You will be so thankful you did and the training process will be much easier for you!
How many days will I be running during the Run Your First Marathon Training Program?
There are 4 total running days schedule on the marathon training plans that are included inside this training program. 3 of the days are shorter running days and the 4rth day is a scheduled long run day.
You also have the option to add in recovery runs as you would like if you want to run more!
Do I have to cross train while training for a marathon?
Cross training is optional inside this program and I give you all the details as to why that is inside!
You have the option to include a cross training workout once a week or to use that day as an extra rest day.
I give you tons of cross training options + strength training workouts that are beneficial to runners if you do choose to incorporate cross training.
What other workouts are scheduled on the marathon training plans?
Since this training plan is specifically designed for first time marathon runners the focus is almost completely on the long run and does not include other quality running workouts such as tempo runs or hill repeats.
The focus of all 3 of the marathon training plans included in this program are on building endurance! Building endurance and consistency are the keys to your success!
Many beginner marathon training plans are overwhelming with the amount of mileage and fancy workouts scheduled which can not only lead to injury but burn out in first time marathoners.
However, in my experience in training hundreds of marathoners, I have found that taking a simpler approach is the absolute best path for a first time marathon runner.
That is why I created these training plans to help you not feel overwhelmed by high mileage weeks and challenging runs. These workouts have their place but they are not a necessity in a recreational marathon runner's training.
Therefore, as mentioned previously, you will simply have 3 scheduled shorter runs and one longer run each week.
Can I modify the training schedules?
Absolutely! I give you ideas as to how to make modifications as well.
Can the Run Your First Marathon Training Program work with other marathon training plans?
Yes! I give you 3 first time marathon training plans to choose from inside this program however, if you already have your perfect marathon training plan you can still absolutely go through the program and have access to all of the other resources for first time marathoners!
I've heard that you need to be logging at least 50 to 80 miles a week before you begin training for a marathon. Is this true?
Absolutely not! It makes me sad that so many runners never try the marathon distance as so many "beginner" marathon training plans overcomplicate the entire training process.
Truly all a recreational beginner marathon runner needs is to focus on building their long run distance and do a couple of shorter base runs during the week (even just 3-4 mile runs).
Save the fancy workouts and high mileage weeks for future marathons when you have learned more about yourself and how you respond to the marathon. There is no need for marathon training to be stressful when in fact it can be simplified to just getting out there and running a couple of times a week and including a longer run each weekend.
You can run a marathon building up to 40 miles per week at the height of your training and in 16 to 20 weeks time and you can start by just running about 15-20 miles each week!
Will I be constantly increasing my weekly mileage week after week?
Reduction weeks (where you will take a short break from increasing your long run distance and weekly mileage) are built into each of the 3 marathon training plans inside the Run Your First Marathon Program.
These reduction weeks will help you to stay focused, give you extra time to rest and recover from previous weeks and long runs while keeping your body adapted to long distance running and most importantly reduce your chances of injury!
How will I get this product after I purchase?
This is a digital product. You will receive an email with links to access the Run Your First Marathon Training Program. Be sure to check your email for login information from Teachable.
Do you have a refund policy?
I want nothing else than to see that happy smile and strong finish line victory and I'm confident that this training program will help you do just that.
However, if this training program doesn't give you what you had hoped for, justemail me at email@example.com within 14 days of your purchase and I will gladly give you a full refund.
I proudly stand behind this product of love and I only want you to find it valuable and helpful in achieving your marathon dream!
It's time to begin your marathon journey!
One more time, here'sEVERYTHINGyou get when you purchase the Run Your First Marathon Training Program!
Everything that you get access to:
28 Step by Step Training Videos - $47 value
3 different marathon training plans for you to choose from inside! Choose between a 20 Week, 16 Week or 12 Week Marathon Training Plan specifically designed for a first time marathon runner. - $57 value
The 20 Week Mindset Training Plan for Marathoners- running is only part of the marathon training equation. If you want to be able to run and finish the marathon you must train your brain to be your friend instead of holding you back! - $19 value
A 20 Week Training Log that is digitally fillable or printable. Keep a journal of your marathon training in one spot so that you can refer back to it and learn from what helped you the most or what you need to do differently. - $9 value
The Marathon Nutrition Mini Guidewhich contains just what you need to know in order to fuel your marathon training success! - $27 value
Cross Training Activity Guide for Marathoners + Total Body Strength Workouts for Runners! No wondering what you should do for cross training - this guide + the recommended strength workouts has you covered! - $17 value
Must-have marathon training resources that you need! We're talking about pacing tips for your long and short runs, tips to prepare you for your long runs, form tips to help your run farther and faster, + more - $17 value
The Injury Prevention Action Guide for Marathon Runners - First time marathon runners are at a high risk for injury and so it is crucial to be proactive about avoiding injuries! - $17 value
Your Week Before the Marathon Action Guide - during that crucial week before your race, sometimes it's nice to just have someone tell you exactly what to do so that you don't miss the important (and semi-important things!) - $27 value
+ Your Marathon Recovery Plan Use this plan to recover as quickly as possible after your marathon race so that you can stop hobbling and get back to doing the things you love! - $17 value