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20 week marathon training program for beginners

Congratulations on your decision to train for your first marathon! This training schedule (see table below) is perfect for a beginner runner and a first-time marathoner whose goal is to finish the 26.2-mile race. To start this beginner marathon training schedule, you should have been running for at least six months and should have a base mileage of 12-15 miles per week.

If you have not already had a physical, visit your doctor for medical clearance to train for a marathon. Continue reading