Chicago Marathon Training with Heartbreak | Overview

Chicago Marathon Training with Heartbreak | Overview

Our Chicago Marathon training journey kicks off on Monday, 5/30. It's a 20 week lead-up that's trusted and proven from the front of the pack through the charity athletes. 2021 marked a banner year for the Heartbreaker team led by Jonny Phillips who earned 18th overall in the race. Scoring top 20 in a world major race is an astounding feat for someone with a full time job (that is not "professional runner"). Jonny is a coaching consultant within our system that's lead by Global Head Coach Dan Fitzgerald and Chicago Head Coach Lucas Larson. Our training is trusted by world class organizations like the Red Cross, Joslin Diabetes Center, the Special Olympics, Cradles to Crayons, and many more. Some details:

It's a two tiered system. 

Tier 1: Free, Inclusive and Fun!

Show up every Saturday for long runs and every Thursday for Speed workouts plus run 2-3 easy days on your own and you'll be trained up and ready to run! Session sign-ups go live every Monday at

Tier 2: Deep services, plans, & communication with the Heartbreakers!

Join the Heartbreakers! As a Heartbreaker team member, you'll have access to our complete training journey so you always know what to expect ahead of time. You can ask Coach Dan questions and get video answers on a weekly basis with Coach LIVE Q&A (ask live or post a question in our forum and answers are posted later). Discounted shopping, exclusive racing singlets, early access to hot gear, and a community of people excited race the Chicago Marathon round out this top level of service. Learn more here. Check out a preview of our member training materials below.