Join the tens of thousands of people who challenge themselves every year to the fastest growing distance race in the country – the half marathon. This terrific 13.1 mile distance is challenging and yet achievable. Our programs target runners, run/walkers and walkers. We have an exceptional coaching staff to lead you in your training. Pace groups, speed work, and specific training plans will enable anyone who can currently run 5 miles to finish their first half marathon or improve over previous performances.
Whether you are a seasoned half marathoner or a first timer with the goal to finish, our half marathon program is designed to challenge, encourage, and to help you have a healthy training experience as you build up mileage and speed in preparation for the 13.1 Mile Race. Fleet Feet Sports Half Marathoners are broken into various pace groups based on running background as well as goals. These pace groups are designed to help you train in a safe and effective manner as you build up your base mileage.
Tuesday nights you will be challenged with a combination of hill work, form drills and speed workouts. Designed to help you run faster and more efficiently, you will be amazed with your improved overall fitness from these challenging and fun sessions.
Saturday's distance runs will be done at a slower pace to increase the amount of time on your feet and to encourage quick recovery. Saturday long runs will be crucial to your success in the race as they help you to build up cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal strength for the endurance to finish the entire event.
Brooks Running is our shoe and apparel sponsor for our Half Marathon training program, which provides additional education and discounts to Brooks items! During our training program we will have a Brooks Educational Gear-Up event for training program athletes to upgrade their gear with Brooks. Each participant will receive $25 in Brooks Bucks to spend on any Brooks item in the store including shoes, apparel, and accessories.
Winter Walk To 1 MI:
Ready to take the first step in your fitness journey? Whether you are looking to get off the couch or find accountability with a group, our Coaches and Mentors will help you cross the finish line of your first race. This Walk To A Mile program is designed for those who are first time athletes wanting to start their fitness journey, those with limited mobility or injury looking for something to keep active, to those who just love to walk! Our walking program will build your endurance and enjoyment of being active and getting outside to walk.
Benefits of Walking Training (adapted from the Mayo Clinic):
Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier live. A few benefits from walking include: Maintaining a healthy weight, prevention or management of various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes, helping strengthen bones and muscles, improving your mood, and improving your balance and coordination.
The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. We want to empower you to become a regular walker and establish a regular routine to help you continue with the activity and new healthy behaviors.