Have you ever thought about walking a marathon? 70% of walkers in our survey stated a desire to train for and participate in a marathon or distance walking event. 18% of those polled previously walked in a marathon, and most of those said they would like to do it again some day.
Maybe you want to do this, but don't know where to start. We have the resouces to get you headed in the right direction. Depending on your current walking and fitness routine you will need at least several months to prepare. If you are a beginner walker start walking short distances now. Build up your distance slowly and do not start marathon training until you are comfortable walking on a regular basis.
Marathon Training - Basic training schedule information
Training Plans - Choose from a variety of training plans.
Marathon Training Tips - Tips for your marathon training and the BIG day.
Marathon Frequent Questions - Tips for your marathon training and the BIG day.
Training To Walk A Marathon - It's a great challenge and if you accomplish it, you'll know why so many marathoners think they are invincible.
Need additional motivation?...
A MARATHON STORY
Contributed by Keith, Israel
I had open-heart (triple bypass) surgery some years back, and felt that I needed to lose some weight. Exercise seemed easier that dieting (I have enough problems watching my cholesterol, salt, sugar, etc.), so we started walking - half an hour every day.
I got the marathon "bug" after reading stories from other marathoners on these e-mail groups, and decided that this would be a target for my 55th birthday. Sunday, March 4 was the big day, and here is our story.
Still not sure. Is there a little voice telling you impossible ... you CAN'T do that. Join our Facebook Walking Group for encouragement, marathon information, and training discussion.
MY FAVORITE THINGS
I am a bit of a gear geek. I like to try new things and I become very dedicated to the products that work for me. Frequently I am asked about the products I like for marathon training. Here is a quick list of some of my favorite things:
"You are never given a wish without also being
given the power to make it come true."
~ Richard Bach
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