Get marathon ready
with CAC Online Training

The CAC Chicago Marathon
Online Training Program 

Are you running the 2018 Chicago Marathon? Train with CAC! Our comprehensive 4 month marathon training program provides you a combination of in-person coaching, online run and strength training programs, and NovaCare physical therapy expertise. Our team of experts will be there with you every step of the way. This 16 week program begins on June 17th.
  • 16 Week Run Plan: 17 time marathon runner, Ironman, and CAC group fitness extraordinaire, Julie Speck, provides a 16 week running program that will get you to the finish line. 
  • 16 Week Strength Program: CAC trainer and Olympic track athlete, Egle Staisiunaite, provides a 16 week strength program designed to progress you through an effective strength program that will support your running and keep you injury free.  The program adapts as your mileage increases. 
  • Live Coaching Support: Each month, join your CAC running coach, CAC strength coach, and NovaCare physical therapist for live team educational events. You'll work on your running technique, practice your strength training form, and receive injury prevention advice. (See dates below)
  • Online Coaching: Support from your team of coaches throughout the entire process via our online training resource. 
  • Group Cross Training: Special cross training classes offered only for our CAC marathon training group members! 
  • Good Form Running Workshop:  Two running technique workshops to improve your running efficiency and help avoid injury.  Home exercises will be provided.
  • Recovery Services from NovaCare Access to the Injury Hotline and free injury assessments in the clinic.  A physical therapist will evaluate if Cupping, Dry Needling, or Tissue work would be beneficial for you at any point.
  • Video Gait Analysis: A special reduced rate for CAC marathon training participants, or you can use your insurance.
  • Lifelong Friendships: Meet and train with other CAC marathon runners and create lifelong friendships over the next 4 months!
  • Day of Support: Get marathon day support from CAC at our course stops on the big day.

Not running the Chicago Marathon? The training schedule provided is adaptable for all marathons.

Join the CAC Online Marathon Training program to be ready for every step of your run in the 2018 Chicago Marathon!

The 16 week program is $209. Get $50 off with coupon code “CACRUNS” – Expires 6/10/18

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Julie Speck marathon

Your fierce coach, Julie Speck 

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Important Dates for the Chicago Marathon Training 2018

Registration for Online Training Ends: June 16th
Program Begins: June 17th
Live Coaching Events: ALL at Webster Place at 7pm.
-Thursday June 21st
-Thursday July 19th
-Thursday August 16th
-Thursday September 20th
Chicago Marathon: October 7th 


CAC Online Training Travel Program gives you the tools to tackle killer workouts whenever, wherever.  Your fitness doesn't stop just because you have to travel.

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