Finish Your First Marathon with our NEW2-26.2 Training Program

Become a Marathoner by using our Marathon Training Plan

If you're one of the many people who is aspiring to be a complete runner by finishing a full marathon then look no further, we've assembled a comprehensive plan to help you get to your first marathon finish line. Training for and running your first marathon is daunting and we want to take all of the guesswork out of it for you. We will get you to the start line healthy and ready to run and to the finish line with a smile on your face!

Purchase the program at the time of your Marathon Registration or in the RunVermont Store

The Marathon Training Program Includes:

The official New2-26.2 People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon On-line Training Program. Weekly Training Tips and support from USATF Certified Coach Sam Davis.

The training plan will begin the week of January 20, 2020

Sam Davis has been running competitively for over 40 years. His accomplishments include being a collegiate cross country champion, as well as a former record holder in track. He is also a member of the RunVermont Hall of Fame. Sam has completed over 27 marathons (including four Vermont City Marathons) and countless half marathons with PR’s of 2:32 and 1:08 respectively. Sam has coaching certifications from USA Track & Field (level 2) and Road Runners Club of America. Sam is also VDOT 02 certified in the Jack Daniels training method and provides consultation for runners of all ages and abilities.

‘’I believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to training. I strive to customize training programs to an individual‘s lifestyle and include factors such as running age, past injuries and long-term goals. I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes and work to apply that knowledge to help runners achieve their goals.” - Sam Davis