Training

Free Marathon Training

Step 1: Register For Training Below

Step 2: Attend the Marathon Training Kick Off & Party

Step 3: Train and Complete The Belleville Marathon!

 

We've listened to the feedback from our past training groups and have decided to bring some significant changes to the 2019 Training Group!

These changes include:

  • Saturday Long Runs
  • A new training program for Novice Level Runners
  • Integration with several running groups in the STL Metro Area

Novice Marathon Training Program

This plan comes directly from Hal Higdon's marathon program. Please take the time to read about this program on his website.

Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
5/27/19 Rest 3 mi run 3 mi run 3 mi run Rest 6 Cross
6/3/19 Rest 3 mi run 3 mi run 3 mi run Rest 7 Cross
6/10/19 Rest 3 mi run 4 mi run 3 mi run Rest 5 Cross
6/17/19 Rest 3 mi run 4 mi run 3 mi run Rest 9 Cross
6/24/19 Rest 3 mi run 5 mi run 3 mi run Rest 10 Cross
7/1/19 Rest 3 mi run 5 mi run 3 mi run Rest 7 Cross
7/8/19 Rest 3 mi run 6 mi run 3 mi run Rest 12 Cross
7/15/19 Rest 3 mi run 6 mi run 3 mi run Rest Rest Half Marathon
7/22/19 Rest 3 mi run 7 mi run 4 mi run Rest 10 Cross
7/29/19 Rest 3 mi run 7 mi run 4 mi run Rest 15 Cross
8/5/19 Rest 4 mi run 8 mi run 4 mi run Rest 16 Cross
8/12/19 Rest 4 mi run 8 mi run 5 mi run Rest 12 Cross
8/19/19 Rest 4 mi run 9 mi run 5 mi run Rest 18 Cross
8/26/19 Rest 5 mi run 9 mi run 5 mi run Rest 14 Cross
9/2/19 Rest 5 mi run 10 mi run 5 mi run Rest 20 Cross
9/9/19 Rest 5 mi run 8 mi run 4 mi run Rest 12 Cross
9/16/19 Rest 4 mi run 6 mi run 3 mi run Rest 8 Cross
9/23/19 Rest 3 mi run 4 mi run Rest Rest Marathon

Marathon Training Kick Off & Party Details

At 7PM on Tuesday May 21st, we will meet at Toolen's Running Start (3260 Green Mt Crossing Dr, O'Fallon, IL 62269) to discuss and share information on the topic of Marathon Training.

We will have experts guide discussions on the following topics:

  • Goal Setting
  • Pacing
  • Running Form
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Stretching
  • Plus More

Is it really a party? If you've ever met Mike Toolen, you know the answer!