Resources for marathon training

Elite competitors lead a pack of thousands of runners begin a 26 mile journey at the start of the LA Marathon at Dodger Stadium.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

If you want to prepare for a marathon the right way, check out these online resources:

L.A. Roadrunners: The official Los Angeles Marathon training program features a coaching staff, pace groups, guest speakers and more for newbies to experienced runners.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training/Greater Los Angeles: This fundraising group trains men and women for marathons, half marathons and other types of races.


USA Marathon Training: Prepare for any marathon course with this program based in Griffith Park.

Jeff Galloway Training Program: The well-respected veteran runner offers his training program for marathons and half marathons in various areas, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

L.A. Leggers: This volunteer-run group offers training and education for those who want to run a full or half marathon.

The Lopers Club: Train for a full or half marathon with this group, which bills itself as one of the largest running and fitness clubs in Southern California. Members meet on the campus of Loma Linda University.

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