2017 Fall Half Marathon Training

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2017 Fall Half Marathon Training

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, speedwork, 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, we have a place for you!  Our half marathon program is designed to challenge you, encourage you, 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.  Speed workouts during the half marathon program are an opportunity to work with your pace group to push yourself and to train at your target race pace.  These workouts are combined with core and upper body strengthening to ensure a complete fitness experience.

*Note:  Our Half Marathoners will be training with our Marathoners throughout the program.

 Fall Half Marathon Training Details

Kick Off Meeting: Monday, August 14th at 6:00PM at Fleet Feet Sports

Workouts:  Tuesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 7am starting Saturday August 19th

Race Date:  Richmond Half Marathon, November 11th, 2017 (not included in registration)

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 mornings we will go the distance. Saturday runs will be done at a slower pace to increase the amount of time on your spent on your feet and to encourage a quick recovery.  Long runs will be combined by the marathoners and will be done with targeted pace groups.  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. 

Pace groups will help you to challenge yourself while giving you a consistent group for training. Your registration information sheet and our first group practice will allow us to appropriately place you in your group. Your schedule will be tailored for your group and you will work together throughout the program to help one another reach the next level in distance and speed. Each pace group will have an assigned volunteer coach with them on the run.

Questions?  Contact Fleet Feet Sports Run Coach at coach@fleetfeetwinston-salem.com

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