Marathon Training

Canvas Network

Jan 21, 2013 to Feb 19, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free

Enrollment Closed

Full course description

In Marathon Training 101, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, exercise physiologist, and author of Running a Marathon For Dummies, Dr. Jason Karp, shows you how to take 26.2 miles' worth of steps to run a marathon, whether it's your first one or fastest one. This unique, four-week online course, which runs January 21 to February 18, includes videos, downloadable podcast workouts, "homework" training runs, and active discussions with other people just like you. It gives you everything you need to know to run a marathon, including:

  • The fundamentals of marathon training
  • The knowledge you need to select the right resources for your training
  • How to structure your very first 20-week marathon training plan
  • Shoe selection
  • Ten things you must do on marathon race day
  • Secrets of long runs
  • How to avoid injuries

The course instructor recommends purchase of a textbook or other course materials. Please see the details below.

Recommended materials: Running a Marathon For Dummies, by Jason Karp
Where to purchase: or
Approximate cost: $18