Jogging For Beginners – Easy Guide For “Marathon”

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Last updated: July 31, 2013

Welcome! Great that you would like to run a Marathon and that you choose Jogging For Beginners to learn how! Here you will find an Easy Guide Marathon that you can follow.

This training guide is perfect for a beginner and a first-time marathoner whose goal is simply to finish the 26.2.1-mile race. To start this plan, you should have been running for at least two months and should have a base mileage of about 12 to 15 miles per week.

You might want to take a look first at these training guides if you are an absolute beginner: Easy Guide Walking, Easy guide Jogging, Easy Guide 5K and Easy Guide 10K.

You will get a lot of motivation from participating in a race, it is just great to be together with other runners who have the same goal in mind.

It is all about having fun. Enjoy the whole surrounding of a race, and your main goal should be to finish the race, and this without injuries.

One of the first thing you should to do is find a race. Summer and fall are the most popular seasons for road races, you can find ones all year in some areas though.

I ran a race in winter-time, in a forest, that was a wonderful experience.

Find a race that starts in at least 20 weeks, because this is a 20 week training guide to run your first Marathon.

If you have not had a recent physical, please visit your doctor to get cleared for running. Better safe then sorry…

Marathon Training Schedule for Beginners:

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Notes regarding the schedule:

Mondays and Fridays:

Mondays and Fridays are rest days. Now, having rest days is very important for your recovery and injury prevention, please don’t ignore these rest days.

Your muscles actually build and repair themselves during these rest days. So if you run every day, you will not see much advancement.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

After you warm up, run at a comfortable pace for the designated mileage on the schedule.

Make sure you cool down by running slower at first and then just walk for at least 5 minutes, you could also stretch after your run.

If most of your runs are on the road and you are not sure how far you are running, you can find out the mileage by using

You can always drive your route in your car and measure the mileage using your car odometer.


Some Wednesdays are rest days others are cross-training (CT) days when you should do activities like biking, swimming, elliptical trainer. Do this at easy to moderate effort for 30 to 40 minutes.


This is your long, slow, distance run. Run the your mileage at an easy, conversational pace. Use you’re breathing as your guide. Don’t forget to cool down by running slower at first and then just walk for at least 5 minutes, you could also stretch after your run.


This is an active recovery day. You should run at an easy pace (EZ), this will help loosen up your muscles.

You can also do a run/walk combination or cross-train.

Enjoy your surroundings, listen to some good music…

Continue here: Important Tips

Thank you for using Jogging For Beginners to learn how to run a marathon.

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Although fitness is a passion of mine, I'm not a professional. Before you start your jogging, please pay a visit to your physician. Especially in case of the following conditions: Overweight, Heart problems, Completely untrained, Breathing problems, Chronic fatigue, Age over forty. - Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post, or page above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and/or purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission so I can keep this site up. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Chris