Run Your First Marathon

Complete a Marathon

How to Prepare for Your First Marathon

Running a marathon is a significant accomplishment that requires proper preparation and training to ensure success. Whether you are looking to run your first marathon or you want to help one of your clients reach this goal, this comprehensive course from ISSA will provide you with all the tools you need to make it happen.

What You’ll Learn From This Course

  • Proper nutrition and hydration: Learn what to eat and drink to fuel your body and stay energized during training and the marathon itself.
  • Ideal training schedule: Get guidance on how to structure your training schedule for optimal results, including what types of workouts to focus on and when.
  • Injury prevention: Minimize the risk of injury and learn how to manage any aches and pains that may occur during training.
  • Clothing and gear: Find out what to wear and what gear is essential for a successful marathon experience.
  • Mental preparation: Get tips on how to stay motivated and mentally strong during your training journey and on race day.

Online CEU Course

This CEU course is entirely online, making it convenient for you to complete at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. You will have instant access to all course materials, including interactive lessons, quizzes, and an open-book, untimed final exam. Additionally, you will have access to a dedicated Success Coach who can answer any questions you may have and provide additional support throughout your learning experience.



  • Certified Fitness Professional (i.e., Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness or another fitness related certification)

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