Browse More Plans

Marathon Training Made Easy in 16 Weeks

Browse More Plans

Marathon Training Made Easy in 16 Weeks


Wendy Mader

All plans by this Coach


16 Weeks

Plan Description

Plan Preview Video with Coach Wendy:

In addition to 16 weeks of running workouts, we include 16 INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS; one before every week of training (3-10 minutes long). We also include 10 Bonus Videos on the following topics: Speed Work, How To Avoid Muscle Cramps, Aqua Jogging, How to Avoid Overtraining, Heart Rate, How and When to Warmup, Post Marathon Depression and more!

Coach Wendy explains how each training block is organized and structured. This is a multimedia approach along with LINKS to drills, heart rate, and pace training so you know the purpose and effort of each workout.

Before you start this program:
Can You Run 6 miles without stopping?
Can You Dedicate running 20 miles per week?
Are You Prepared for 40 miles per week?

If you answered yes to all three questions, you're ready to start!

The first 4 weeks are designed to gradually build your mileage and skills so you can stay injury-free. The next 8 weeks add some intensity while continuing to build strength and endurance. The last 4 weeks gradual taper to ensure you are recovered and ready to finish healthy and strong!

Each purchase comes with a complimentary Consultation with Coach Wendy. Email to set it up.

Subscribe And Save Money
Save 33% On This Plan. Sign up for our newsletter. Get motivational, lesson, and success story emails every week.

How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

Learn More

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
01:41:00 03:10:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x1
00:45:00 00:35:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
01:41:00 03:10:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:45:00 00:35:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

wendy mader

Ironman Certified Coach (10x Kona Finisher): Swimming, biking, running coaching plans for beginners and advanced athletes. One on One coaching available at

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

Still have questions about this plan?
| Premium

24% Off

Bundle your plan with TrainingPeaks Premium, and you'll unlock our progress-tracking tools, plus the freedom to move workouts to fit your schedule.

$94.99 USD for the first year, billed yearly.

$49.00 - Buy Now