Marathon Training

Hal Higdon Hal Higdon is a senior writer for Runner's World magazine and author of several running books. He has been running for over 40 years and has completed over 100 marathons. Higdon's Web site contains marathon training programs for runners of four different skill levels (novice, two intermediates, and an advanced program).
Jeff Galloway Jeff Galloway is also a writer for Runner's World magazine and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team at 10,000 meters in 1972. Galloway has developed training schedules for beginners, runners who simply want to finish the marathon, and runners who have specific time goals. He also holds training programs for marathons in cities around the country (see his Web site for details).
Benji Durden Benji Durden is a frequent contributor to Runner's World magazine and was a 4:16 miler at the University of Georgia and a member of the 1980 Olympic Marathon team. Note that Durden measures his runs in terms of time as opposed to mileage. If you're not used to this, it can throw off your training. offers interactive training programs for a variety of skill levels. Called Active Trainer, the program allows you to view your daily schedule online, and then enter your results into the online training log. Note that this site requires you to create a username and password to use the Active Trainer, but it's free.