Running a Marathon is definitely hard… no doubts about it. But if you’re like me, the more tools there are available to help you stay on pace, the easier the task becomes. Here’s one more tool to add to the list… Mike’s Training Calendar is an easy to use tool that provides some basic training plans. Simply punch in the date for the race and your runner level and the a training program displays in calendar format. When I wrote this article, there were 145 days left to prepare… if you’re on a 4 month training program and you’re a beginner, you’ve got until July 19th to start your program. Good luck! Make sure you Register early to ensure that you get a bib and a spot among the thousands of runners.