Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Training Plans

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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the Army Ten Miler course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific Indianapolis Monumental Marathon goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


In November of each year, over 16,000 athletes participate in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. Since its beginnings in 2008, the Monumental Marathon has grown to become one of the largest marathons in the United States. The Monumental Marathon has a reputation for being one of the best fall marathons for first-time marathon runners. This race is also very attractive to those seeking new PRs and has even been a qualifying event for the Olympic Trials. No matter what end of the spectrum you're on, you can benefit from following a training schedule. Custom Training Plans offers Monumental Marathon training plans, Monumental Half Marathon training plans, and Monumental 5K training plans that are customized to the race and to your current fitness level.

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Training Plans

The November weather in Indianapolis is typically perfect for running: low humidity and temperatures reaching into the upper 50s. Indianapolis offers rather flat topography; the courses feature very few changes in elevation. This makes the Monumental races particularly attractive for those who are trying out a new distance or who are running a race for the first time. CTP can help you prep with a customized training plan, whether you are lining up for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K race.

The Monumental Half Marathon is run concurrently to the full marathon. The two races follow identical routes for approximately the first six miles, split, then come together for the final three miles of the course. All runners, whether in the 5K, half marathon, or marathon, follow an out-and-back loop through the streets of Indianapolis. The 5K race stays entirely within downtown Indianapolis, and it’s a perfect place for newer runners to make their racing debut. CTP can help both new and experienced runners prepare to put their best foot forward.

The longer races begin on Washington Street near the Indiana State Museum. The course follows what is largely a north-south route through the city, passing by Monument Circle, University Park, and Veterans Memorial Park. The half marathon turnaround occurs at East 37th Street, where runners begin making their way back to the finish line. Along the way, participants will also see many of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis. The marathon route continues north, following Fall Creek before heading north to the Broad Ripple Neighborhood. Then, the route turns south and meanders back along the White River to reunite with the half marathon course as runners head into the home stretch.

When you choose to train with Custom Training Plans, you get a Monumental Marathon training plan, a Monumental Half Marathon training plan, or a Monumental 5K training plan that’s created to meet your fitness level and the race-specific course features you’ll need to be prepared for. CTP goes above and beyond the generic training plans available online, with cross-training, stability and mobility exercises, and running workouts that are tailored to your custom program. Trust your race prep to Custom Training Plans and experience the advantages of training that’s prepared just for you.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom Indianapolis Monumental Marathon plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.