2019 Hoop City Full Marathon Training Program

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2019 Hoop City Full Marathon Training Program

The 2019 Hoop City Full Marathon Training Program is a 17 week program designed for all levels of runners who have previously run at least one 10k road race (completion of a half marathon suggested, but not required).  We offer two "tracks": one builds up to one 20 mile long run (which is sufficient for most runners and is especially appropriate for first time marathoners) while the training program for the other includes two 20 milers and a 22 miler (appropriate for veteran marathoners and/or those looking to improve their marathon time).  We can help you decide which track is the safest and most appropriate for your goals.

Train for "THE SLAM DUNK CHALLENGE"!  The Hoop City Marathon, which is on October 6th, also offers a 5k on October 5th.  As a participant in our program, you will train to do BOTH the 5k on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday.  As a result, you will receive an additional "challenge medal" for doing both races! (Please note that this is optional - you can choose whether or not you want to do the challenge)

Each week will feature THREE organized training workouts: Tuesdays @ 6PM, Saturdays @ 9AM, and Sundays @ 8AM (7AM when it gets hot!), including form lessons to help participants avoid injury and increase their efficiency.  Long runs will feature support stops, including water, an electrolyte beverage, and other goodies.  All participants will receive a punch coupon (with TONS of savings!), 15% off your Hoop City race registration(s), weekly motivational and educational eNewsletters, a detailed daily training schedule, optional speed work training, a technical shirt, graduation party and more! Whether it will be your 1st marathon or your 50th, this program is for you! All paces are welcome.

Where: Fleet Feet Longmeadow

When: Tuesdays @ 6:00 P.M., Saturdays @ 9:00 A.M., and Sundays @ 8:00 A.M. - Training begins 6/11/19

How Much: $170 (Works out to only $10 per week or about $3 per session!)

Why: Because you're worth it!!!


  • Tuesday, 6/4/19 @ 6:00 PM - Kickoff / Packet Pickup Night (also an Information Night for those who want to know more before they sign up)
  • Tuesday, 6/11/19 @ 6:00 PM - First Tuesday Group Run / FREE "Trial Run" (no obligation, see if the program is for you!)
  • Saturday, 6/15/19 @ 9:00 AM - First Saturday "5K" Group Run
  • Sunday, 6/16/19 @ 8:00 AM - First Sunday Long Run (starts with 7 or 10 miles) 
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10/5/19 & 10/6/19 - GRADUATION RACE WEEKEND: Hoop City Marathon

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