fbpx

16 Week Marathon Training for Beginners

Have you just committed and signed up for your first marathon?  Are you wondering how to run a marathon? 

 

Or you could be marathoning for a while but don’t really know how to train properly and you are looking to run faster.  

 

Looking to conquer the marathon and not get injured along the way?

 

Then this training is for you!  I have coach LaToya from our Healthy Runner coaching team here with me today and we are going to take the guesswork out for you and save you countless hours searching YouTube or Google on conquering marathon training for beginners!

 

Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!

 

 

 

 

Watch the video from our Facebook Live by clicking the video below!

We talk about expectations, run plan, strength plan, nutrition, gear, recovery and so much more including these commonly asked questions…

 

Can a beginner train for a marathon in 16 weeks?

How many times should you run a week for marathon training?

How should i strength train for my first marathon?

How to pace marathon training runs for beginners? 

What is the easiest way to run longer without getting tired?

How much should I eat when training for a marathon

What do I need to run my first marathon?  

 

Related Resources Mentioned:

 

5 Simple Mini Band [Must Do] Exercises for Running: https://youtu.be/1uniMWm9fTA

                                                    

Race Day Blueprint: 10 Tips to Crush Your Race!

https://learn.sparkhealthyrunner.com/race/buy

 

Episode 78

Running Mindset with Coach Latoya

https://sparkyourtraining.com/running-mindset-with-coach-latoya/ 

 

Episode 91

Why Tapering Before a Marathon is Important

https://sparkyourtraining.com/why-tapering-before-a-race-is-important/ 

 

Episode 45

Best Exercises for Running with Dr. Duane Scotti 

https://sparkyourtraining.com/which-exercise-is-best-for-running/

 

Episode 119 

Nutrition Basics for Running with Brooke Czarnecki, RDN

https://sparkhealthyrunner.com/what-nutrition-is-needed-for-runners/ 

  

Episode 128

Half Marathon Training Lessons Learned and My Big Race Announcement

https://sparkhealthyrunner.com/half-marathon-training-lessons-learned/ 

  

Episode 105

What Is Base Training In Running?

https://sparkyourtraining.com/what-is-base-training-in-running/ 

 

 

Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner like I have been this last training block? 

 

 

 

 

Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.

 

Learn more with this behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to  https://learn.sparkhealthyrunner.com/coaching

 

If you are skeptical about getting a coach, I was too!  I personally have invested in working with Coach Lu on our team because I need someone with my experience and expertise to guide me to my goal.  Didn’t have that the first time around.

 

You may be someone who has run 10 or 20 marathons and you think it’s silly to get a coach because you have run a marathon 20x before and you know how to train to finish a marathon.  My question to you is do you want to cross that finish line without pain this time or cross that finish line with a time you will be proud about now that you are older than all those previous races?

 

Do you want to finish strong in that last 10k of the marathon or that last 5k of a half marathon (Like I just did last week) and feel good and proud as you crossed that finish line?

 

This week’s show brought to you by: 

Heal from the Amino Company. Heal is an amino acid, whey and creatine based formulation designed to reduce recovery times and improve physical function after injuries by accelerating muscle repair while helping maintain a healthy inflammatory response. 

 

If you’re interested in learning  more and giving Heal a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/healthyrunner and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 30%! Click HERE to be directed to the discount page! 

 

Connect with Coach LaToya:

 

Click HERE to be directed to the discount page!

 

Connect with Dr. Duane:

 

Dr. Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD, OCS is a running physical therapist, run coach, host of the Healthy Runner podcast, and founding owner of Spark Healthy Runner and has been a leader in the rehab and running community for over 19 years.  He is passionate about helping runners feel strong and confident so they can stay healthy and become a lifelong injury free runner!  Dr. Duane truly believes that anyone can run and that all runners should be treated differently as athletes.  He is on a mission to change the traditional thinking that running causes “overuse injuries” and you must “take a break” in order to get better.  Through run specific training (exercises and running progression) you can build your body to be a strong, resilient runner and stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

 

Duane received his Bachelor of Health Science degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2001 and 2003. He then went on to receive a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. Duane is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified Mulligan Practitioner, certified in dry needling and has advanced training in spinal manipulation and rehabilitation for runners.

 

  • duane@sparkyourtraining.com

 

*If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to show your support, please write a brief review on Apple Podcasts. It only takes a minute and will help new listeners to discover the show. Want step by step instructions on how easy it is to leave a review?  Click here to get my instructions on how to leave a review!  Thank you in advance for your consideration! 

 

You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

Struggling with Stubborn Running Injuries That Are Forcing You To Stop Running?  If so let’s chat to see if you are a good fit for our SPARK Back high touch point coaching program!

Book a Free 30 Minute Strategy Call with Me

 

Get The Workout Plan, Exercises, & Structure To Improve Your Confidence & Strength For Running By Signing Up For Our Strength Training Program:

https://learn.sparkhealthyrunner.com/healthy-runner-strength-program

 

Get Help Reaching Peak Performance & Staying Healthy Running By Joining Our Free Facebook Community, Healthy Runner

Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community

Follow Me on Instagram

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Healthy Runner on Apple iTunes

Healthy Runner on Spotify

 

⚡️ SPARK Physical Therapy & the Healthy Runner Podcast Helping Dedicated Runners Keep Running, Get Stronger, and Run Faster…even if you have been told to stop running with an injury!

 

If you are a runner and frustrated with your nagging aches and pains and have been told to stop running, we can help you!

Stay Active. Stay Healthy. Just Keep Running!

 

 

Related posts

How To Run With Your Dog
07.08.2022

Do you have a 4 legged friend? Have you wanted to run with them but you’re unsure if it’s the right choice for you or exactly how to go about it?   This week, Coach Whitney takes over for Dr. Scotti and hosts episode 131 with guest Gretchen from our Healthy Runner Coaching Program to… View ArticleRead More

Running Mindset with Coach LaToya
07.01.2021

    Do you want to keep your mind in the right place during your run or do you just need some motivation to get out there and run?  Well this is the episode for you with our very own Healthy Runner coach LaToya.     Coach LaToya shares her passion, tips, and honest insight… View ArticleRead More

How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 2021
04.28.2021

Let’s break down the step by step instructions on how to leave an Apple Podcast Review for your favorite podcast in 2021!     How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts on Your iOS Device   1. Open Apple Podcast App   2. Go to the icons at the bottom of the screen and… View ArticleRead More

You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!  I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach.  I am soooo glad I made the investment in me!  I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier!  The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching.  I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong.  I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot!  The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally.  I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age.  Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!

Gina J.

My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.

I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.

I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!

Katja L.

Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.

The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.

At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.

I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.

Roger S.

Sign up for our weekly blog and podcast in order to help you stay active, healthy and just keep running!

-->