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Marathon Training Print CE Course

Marathon Training Print CE Course

$109.00 USD

Available As

    Print Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Prepare your clients for a successful marathon performance with training strategies for novice runners, novice marathoners, experienced runners, and competitive runners. With the Marathon Training CE Course, you will learn the seven key factors for marathon training, how to use three training efforts, and how to design a complete training plan including daily workouts.

    Course Objectives
    • Provide information and strategies to help others train for and complete marathons.
    • Recognize reasons people want to train for and complete a marathon.
    • Identify the physical and psychological coaching needs of four general categories of runners.
    • Identify proper training and racing paces for each of the four general types of runners.
    • Describe how to incorporate the run/walk method for novices into a marathon training program.
    • Outline the seven key factors of marathon training.
    • Design a complete 16-week marathon training program for each of the four general categories of runners using a periodized program.
    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and running coaches and enthusiasts.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. 26.2 Miles
    Chapter 2. Types of Training and Types of Runners
    Chapter 3. Essentials of Marathon Training
    Chapter 4. Seven Key Factors in Marathon Training
    Chapter 5. The Periodized Marathon Training Program
    Chapter 6. Designing the Training Program
    Chapter 7. Marathon Weekend and Beyond

    Appendix A. 14-Week Novice Runner Training Schedule
    Appendix B. 14-Week Experienced Runner Training Schedule
    Appendix C. Sample Long Run Schedule
    Appendix D. Pace Charts
    Appendix E. List of Marathons in United States

    Answer Keys
    References and Resources
    Client Handouts
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Greg Wenneborg, MA, is the head cross country and track and field coach for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, where he was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2008. He also teaches at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona. He has coached at both the high school and junior high school levels and has been a coach for the Arizona chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training program.

    Wenneborg was the long-time director for Craftsbury Running Camps and is an active board member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. With a marathon personal best of 2:18:46, Wenneborg qualified for and competed in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, placing 20th in the 2000 Olympic Trials. He won the 2000 and 2001 Maui Marathons, the 2001 Valley of the Sun Marathon, and the 1993 Mule Mountain Marathon. Wenneborg can be contacted at

    Randy Accetta, PhD, lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches at the University of Arizona, produces running races, and coaches runners. As an athlete, Randy ran 4:08 for the mile and 2:19:25 for the marathon and competed in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He has also competed in track meets, road races, marathons, and high-altitude mountain races internationally.

    Accetta has written for Runner’s World and Running Times magazines, was the long-time program director for Craftsbury Running Camps, and is an active board member for the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. When not working with runners, he teaches at the renowned McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, where he has twice received Innovative Teaching Awards and twice been named Teacher of the Year. In 2012, he will take on a new challenge as the director of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) national coaching education program.


    “This course offers a wealth of knowledge that I can use for devising customized training programs. I have been through the Team in Training program and now understand why I was frustrated with the cookie-cutter approach to training. I will be able to apply this information to clients and to myself. I hope to complete a marathon for the first time!”

    C. Thomson—Sherwood, OR

    “I work at a fitness center as a trainer, and many people who come into the club are interested in starting a running program. I now feel that I can help these members start a safe and effective running program.”

    J. Keeling—White Rock, VA, Canada

    “I will use this course work personally and professionally. This course has good information pertaining to marathon training, but some information can be translated into shorter distances as well. I’ve gained more confidence in prescribing a training plan.”

    M. Hunter—Eau Claire, WI