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California International Marathon: Finish Program
Beginner
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The Official Online Training Program for the California International Marathon has everything you need to run your first or your fastest marathon: experienced coaches, ability-based training plans, marathon specific seminars, weekly coach check-ins, and more.

All participants receive 18-week training plans designed for three different goals: Finish, Improve, and Perform. Choose which plan is right for you based on your ability level and goals.

  • Finish: Complete your first marathon

  • Improve: Become a faster, stronger marathoner

  • Perform: Chase a PR or qualify for a dream race

Each level of training plan increases the weekly running miles, intensity of speed workouts, and distance of long runs. All plans require athletes to be comfortable with 4-5 days of running per week (45+ min per run for the last 4-6 weeks) and long runs of at least 6 miles.

Who should join:

No prior marathon training experience is required. The Finish program is for runners with minimal prior experience training for the half marathon distance.

Note: If you purchased training through race registration, please enter the code you received in your confirmation email during checkout.

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Your Coach
Michelle Quirk
I started Mindful Marathon to help others improve their lives by embracing running and exercise. I’m all about celebrating our current fitness - every runner starts from somewhere, even if that somewhere is mile 0.
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Ann S
If it weren’t for the app, I’m not sure I would’ve stuck to my plan.
I was most impressed with how the information was delivered privately on the app every Sunday and it was clear and concise with access to demo videos, ways to contact and have time with my coaches, and gave me variety each week.
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Athlete at California International Marathon
"Thanks to Tom Coy with FireFly Running for never doubting in me and coaching me to my first sub 4 marathon!"
Tackled my 5th marathon this morning and got an 18+ minute PR. Marathon training isn’t fun or easy and requires a lot of sacrifices but races like this make all the pain worth it. Watch time of 3:57:43, 9:04 average pace for 26.2 miles. Thanks to Tom Coy with FireFly Running for never doubting in me and coaching me to my first sub 4 marathon!
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Derek
I've been running races for close to a decade and have always put together my own plans but was looking for something to take me to the next level.
I've been running races for close to a decade and have always put together my own plans but was looking for something to take me to the next level. Coach Shane expertly guided me to reach my goals, answered questions, and kept me motivated until race day. While he focused on the details of my training, I was able to save my energy for putting in the hard work on the track and trails.
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