But you want more than that.
You want a plan that gets you fit, keeps you healthy, and helps you have the best marathon experience.
There are tons of generic, free training plans on the Internet…written by, well, someone who you don’t know and will never ever connect with.
We both know you didn’t sign for your marathon just to do sixteen or twenty-four weeks of boring workouts in a half-assed way — that just won’t cut it.
You want to do more than just train — you want to have a great race.
Don’t be fooled by “internet marathoners” telling you about amazing breakthrough training methods or impossible training mileage. They don’t work. (Is it even worth putting your season in jeopardy?)
To build your fitness in a sustainable manner and lay the foundation for a good marathon experience, you have to follow a consistent training regimen that challenges you daily without overwhelming you.
You won’t hear the same tired, played-out running advice here.
At Marathon Nation we give you the tools you need to train and learning resources to make sure you are 100% ready for race day.
We also teach you how to become a self-coached runner, setting you on the path to new fitness and a life-long love of running.
Join us by entering your email below. Just click “Sign Up!” to get free updates.
What People Are Saying About Marathon Nation
“So 3 weeks ago I ran a 5K in 24:54……today I ran one in 24:11……43 seconds faster!!!My splits weren’t the best but I felt so much stronger during the last mile compared to 3 weeks ago! I am just finishing week 5 of the “Get Fast” program, can’t wait to see how I race in 3 weeks when I’m done with this program!!!” — Lindsay Van Sickle
|“All the stars lined up for me and I ran the race of my short running life. 2012 BQ time for me is 3:45. I aimed for 3:40 and was able to run 3:39:10. I ran with the 3:45 pace team (who was running even splits) for the first 5 Mi in order to have some help in keeping my enthusiasm in check. At Mi 5 I left them to follow my MN plan. At the 1/2 point I felt like I had just been for a jog in the park and at Mi 20 no crash. I give the credit to the MN pacing plan. That and the training of course. I even sprinted the last half block against a much younger relay runner…and crossed the finish nose and nose with him. What a great day and what a difference from my previous three marathons. Thanks again MN! Going to BOSTON! WaHoo!” – Barton Leavitt|
|“Training and execution methods promoted by Marathon Nation helped me post a 9 minute PR on a tough Boston course. Marathon Nation methods let me start the race seeded 12079, but finish 3901. That’s fully 2/3 the field that qualified faster than me that I beat by training and racing smart. No coach or training method can do the work for you, but I’m convinced that this philosophy allowed me to get the most of out of the work I put in.”
– William Jenks
I cannot believe how the six weeks of Marathon Nation pre training help with my Xterra tri race this last weekend. I really had to make up time on the run! Wow is all I can say I took five minutes off a very hard run! Too bad my mountain bike skills are not there this year! But not my focus! Thanks!~ Karen
The last couple of weeks were difficult without Marathon Nation…I can really tell a difference in speed and endurance since I have been following your guidance, so reinstated first thing this morning. I have been running for almost 4 years but haven’t made any real progress in that time, but can definitely tell a difference in the past few weeks since following the training plan you have provided. Thanks a ton for the help! I am really looking forward to seeing how all this pays off at my first marathon in November. Thanks again!” ~ Donna Kelly
If you haven’t signed up yet, join us by entering your email below:
About Coach Patrick McCrann
Patrick McCrann is the founder of Think Traffic. Patrick helps athletes of all ability levels train for marathons, half marathon, the 5k around the corner and even triathlons.
Before starting Marathon Nation, Patrick’s first coaching business helped more than 1,000 athletes reach their finish line of choice. Patrick was the captain of D1 rowing at Boston University.
Patrick has run over 20 marathons, including Boston twice, with a personal marathon best of 2:59. He also a competitive triathlete with four trips to the World Championships in Hawaii and a personal best of 9:52. Professionally he has founded and ran a not-for-profit startup in Boston and began his career serving others in the Peace Corps in Central Asia. Follow Patrick’s adventures via Twitter.
Patrick runs a small consulting company, which is the business behind Marathon Nation, Endurance Nation and several other start up ventures. His articles and online courses are read & used by over 100,000 people every month.
Marathon Nation teaches the exact same strategies Patrick has used to improve to a sub-three marathoner, and to help thousands of individuals become fitter, happier, and more successful athletes.
Follow Patrick’s training protocol and learn how to create your own successful marathon experience.
This year at the 2010 Boston Marathon I set a new marathon PR of 2:49:39 with limited training and only three long runs. I went out at a 3:00 marathon pace for the first 6 miles and slowly dropped my pace until I reached the final 8 miles where I ran as hard as I could. Learning to negative split has not only helped my performance, but it sure is fun being able to surge at the end when others are slowing down. Thanks to Patrick I am continuing to get stronger and learning to execute better every race I do. ~ Matt Ancona