Fleet Feet Mishawaka Chicago Marathon 2019 Training
Fleet Feet Mishawaka and Hoka One One are partnering for fall marathon training! Finishing a fall marathon relies on training during the hot summer months, so we're beginning in June! We have two options, 26.2: FINISH and 26.2: FAST. Much like our other programs, the FINISH and FAST groups will meet simultaneously but participate in scaled workouts. Both programs include free entry into our SPEED DEMONS track program!
Our 26.2: FINISH Training Program is a 16 week program meeting three times a week. It designed to prepare runners and run/walkers for their first ever endurance event. This program will educate on endurance training principles, hydration and nutrition techniques, body awareness, pacing and running autonomy. This 2019 season will be geared towards The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th, 2019. However, our Coaches can help you train for any fall race you choose!
Our 26.2: FAST Training Program is also a 16 week program meeting three times a week. It is designed to help experienced runners meet a new performance goal. It is important that you have trained for a marathon before joining this group, as it will focus on how to improve your endurance performance and help you train towards a new PR. This program will educate on endurance training principles, hydration and nutrition techniques, body awareness, pacing and running autonomy.This 2019 season will be geared towards The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th, 2019. However, our Coaches can help you train for any fall race you choose!
- Marathon Training Launch Party: Sunday, June 23rd at 6pm at Fleet Feet Mishawaka
- Season Starts: Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 pm at the Old St. Joe Track
- Season Logistics: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at the Old St. Joe Track, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at The Fleet Feet Pub Run, and Sundays at 8 am at Compton Ice Arena.
- Goal Race: The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13th.
What to expect at Weeknight Workouts:
The focus of the weeknight workouts is to work on our speed and power when running. Whether you’re looking to finish your first distance race or you fastest distance race - building a speed workout into your training is important. You work different muscle groups (fast twitch vs. slow twitch muscles), build endurance in your legs and lungs, and it helps keep our workouts from getting stale. We’ll cover a variety of workouts such as Speed Repeats, Hill Repeats, Fartleks (Swedish for ‘speed play’), tempo runs, etc. We focus on pace and effort during these workouts. Below is an example workout:
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10 min Warmup Easy Jogging
30 minute tempo circuit--rotating 1/4 mile @ Half Marathon Pace, 1/4 mile @ Marathon Pace, 1/4 mile @ Easy Pace
10 min Cooldown easy jogging
Optional Cool down stretching/core with your group
- Overall, you’ll have done ~5 miles of speed work, but with recovery included in the workout.
What to expect at Sunday Long Runs:
The Sunday Long run focus is on time on your feet. We use the long run to build up our endurance so that we can finish our distance races healthy and happy! Overall, these long runs should be at a very easy pace. We don’t want to race through the long runs because it will ultimately come to us feeling like we’ve ‘raced’ every weekend - our bodies will be tired and it increases the likelihood of injury. You can expect your Mentors to lead the way and help set the pace. These long runs are fully supported with a Key Drop, Water and Nuun (electrolyte drink) stops on the course, turn-by-turn directions, and access to your Coaches for questions and advice.
Your coaches will help give you suggested training paces once in your group! For the 26.2: FAST program we recommend coming into the training having completed at least one marathon under a 5 hour time cap. If you haven't ran a marathon before or don't fall within these parameters, don't worry our 26.2: FINISH program will include pace groups above 12 min. mile pace and also run/walk groups! We want you to feel comfortable and run your happy pace :)
A general breakdown of our groups are as follows:
- Below 7:00
- 7:00 - 8:00
- 8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00 training pace
10:00 - 11:00 training pace
11:00- 12:00 training pace
What is included in the program?
- Access to expert coaching and encouraging mentors
- A training plan that also includes workouts for the days you do not have a group workout
- Weekly newsletters going over the week's workouts and focus
- Info sessions including but not limited to good form, foam rolling, nutrition, etc.
- Access to a Facebook group to interact with the other participants and coaches
- Special store discounts just for Fleet Feet Running Club members
- A Fleet Feet Running Club t-shirt
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