Whether you are a novice or clock in times like Flo-Jo, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is no easy feat. With 26.2 miles of terrain covering 29 of the city's neighborhoods, being prepared isn't optional — it's an absolute must. But there's so much more to know than buying the proper sneaks and running your buns off from now until October. So, in an effort to keep you from hitting the wall, we've tapped Emily and Annette, from On Your Mark Training and Fitness, to help us create the ultimate training bible.
Not only do these experienced athletes provide how many miles you should be conquering each week, they even throw in some expert tips on what to eat, the best gear to purchase, and how to stay mentally healthy throughout this arduous process. So, whether you're participating for your health or crossing off a bucket-list item, follow this guide, and we promise: Nobody's gonna break your stride.