TitanXT Integrated Training Plans

TheTobacco Road Marathon is the first of its kind in NC to embrace the town of Cary and country roads of Western Wake County. The marathon features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail. The rest of the course is flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must do for the Boston Qualifier!

The American Tobacco Trail is a recreational rail-trail located on an abandoned railroad corridor of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Constructed in 1906, the original railroad traveled from Duncan to Durham near the New Hope River, transporting tobacco leaf from farming communities in Wake, Chatham and Durham counties for processing at the American Tobacco Company in Durham.

  • Half and Full Marathon will be the same course for 2.5 miles to and from the American Tobacco Trail (ATT)
  • Full Marathon has 21 miles on the ATT and the half has 8 miles on the ATT
  • Fewer turns on paved roads and minimal vehicular traffic on the course
  • One less hill on the course, making it even faster than before, including a downhill finish
  • Main entrance into USA Baseball Complex at Green Hope School Road is open for easier shuttle and vehicle traffic
  • This race is most definitely a Boston Qualifier. There will be fast times on the new course!
  • USATF Certified Courses (Certification number - Full Marathon 12103NW, Half Marathon 12104NW)
NameAuthorDistanceTypeLevelLengthEventPriceOptions
Tobacco Road Novice Half Marathon (12 Weeks)TitanXTHalf MarathonRunNovice12 WeeksTobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon $6.95PreviewBuy
Tobacco Road Intermediate Half Marathon (12 Weeks)Marty GaalHalf MarathonRunIntermediate12 WeeksTobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon $6.95PreviewBuy
Tobacco Road Novice Marathon (14 Weeks)TitanXTMarathonRunNovice14 WeeksTobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon $6.95PreviewBuy
Tobacco Road Intermediate Marathon (14 Weeks)Marty GaalMarathonRunIntermediate14 WeeksTobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon $6.95PreviewBuy

The TitanXT Tobacco Road Novice Half Marathon training plan is a simple distance and pace oriented plan. The plan have been developed by TitanXT in conjunction with the USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon certified coaches at One Step Beyond Multisport Coaching (www.osbmultisport.com). It is based on well-established training methodologies. The plan provides a distance target along with a general direction of how to approach the day’s run. The plan is designed to get you to the finish line and adheres to the following principles:

  • Build weekly mileage slowly
  • Build your long run slowly
  • Run rested and focus on good form
  • Incorporate a variety of run paces (speed, tempo and easy)
  • Periodization (e.g. build for 3 weeks and then reduces mileage for a week). Repeat
  • Achieve a long run of 80% of the race distance (novice)
  • Taper (reduce effort) during the last 2 or 3 weeks prior to the race

Please note this plan provides simple distance and pace guidance only. It is designed for a beginner that just wants to know how far to run each day to get through a half marathon while working to avoid injury. These are basic plans without specific heart rate, drill and track workout guidance.

The TitanXT Tobacco Road Intermediate Half Marathon training plan is a simple distance and pace oriented plan. The plan have been developed by TitanXT in conjunction with the USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon certified coaches at One Step Beyond Multisport Coaching (www.osbmultisport.com). It is based on well-established training methodologies. The plan provides a distance target along with a general direction of how to approach the day’s run. The plan is designed to get you to the finish line and adheres to the following principles:

  • Build weekly mileage slowly
  • Build your long run slowly
  • Run rested and focus on good form
  • Incorporate a variety of run paces (speed, tempo and easy)
  • Periodization (e.g. build for 3 weeks and then reduces mileage for a week). Repeat
  • Achieve a long run of 80% of the race distance (novice)
  • Taper (reduce effort) during the last 2 or 3 weeks prior to the race

Please note this plan provides simple distance and pace guidance with some basic track workout guidance. It is designed for an intermediate runner who wants some additional guidance and daily workout encouragement. These are basic plans without specific heart rate or drill guidance.

The TitanXT Tobacco Road Marathon training plan is a simple distance and pace oriented plan. The plan have been developed by TitanXT in conjunction with the USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon certified coaches at One Step Beyond Multisport Coaching (www.osbmultisport.com). It is based on well-established training methodologies. The plan provides a distance target along with a general direction of how to approach the day’s run. The plan is designed to get you to the finish line and adheres to the following principles:

  • Build weekly mileage slowly
  • Build your long run slowly
  • Run rested and focus on good form
  • Incorporate a variety of run paces (speed, tempo and easy)
  • Periodization (e.g. build for 3 weeks and then reduces mileage for a week). Repeat
  • Achieve a long run of 80% of the race distance (novice)
  • Taper (reduce effort) during the last 2 or 3 weeks prior to the race

Please note this plan provides simple distance and pace guidance only. It is designed for a beginner that just wants to know how far to run each day to get through a marathon while working to avoid injury. These are basic plans without specific heart rate, drill and track workout guidance.

The TitanXT Tobacco Road Intermediate Marathon training plan is a simple distance and pace oriented plan. The plan have been developed by TitanXT in conjunction with the USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon certified coaches at One Step Beyond Multisport Coaching (www.osbmultisport.com). It is based on well-established training methodologies. The plan provides a distance target along with a general direction of how to approach the day’s run. The plan is designed to get you to the finish line and adheres to the following principles:

  • Build weekly mileage slowly
  • Build your long run slowly
  • Run rested and focus on good form
  • Incorporate a variety of run paces (speed, tempo and easy)
  • Periodization (e.g. build for 3 weeks and then reduces mileage for a week). Repeat
  • Achieve a long run of 80% of the race distance (novice)
  • Taper (reduce effort) during the last 2 or 3 weeks prior to the race

Please note this plan provides simple distance and pace guidance with some basic track workout guidance. It is designed for an intermediate runner who wants some additional guidance and daily workout encouragement. These are basic plans without specific heart rate or drill guidance.