Fleet Feet 26.2 Spring Training 2020

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Fleet Feet 26.2 Spring Training 2020

26.2 Finish - Marathon Training

Spring 2020 26.2 Training
Start Date: 
January 13, 2020
Goal Race: 
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon
Kick Off Night: 
Sunday, January 5th 5:15PM at Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet 26.2 Training is sponsored by HOKA One One. Cost of 26.2 Training is $120 and that includes 14 weeks of workouts (two times a week). Registration for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is not included in the cost for this program.

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! We are donating half of your registration fee to Roanoke OutsideRoanoke Outside Foundation was officially formed as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2013. It is Roanoke Outside’s mission to make outdoor activity and environmental stewardship a core component of our community’s lifestyle by promoting a “conservation through recreation” philosophy.

JOIN THE CLUB! Sign up for our Fleet Feet Running Club (year-long membership!) and get 20% OFF any and all training programs in 2020 among many other perks.

Training Program Perks:

·         Fleet Feet coupon book for the training program season

·         Core and strength training (optional) after Thursday Speed workouts

·         Clinics focusing on creating a healthier you!

·         Mentors and friends to motivate and encourage you to reach your goals at every single workout

·         Fleet Feet Training Program Shirt to rep at goal race

·         Weekly Newsletters with training plans, training tips and resources, notes from the coach, upcoming events and more.

·         MOST IMPORTANTLY being in a group where you will be known by name, treated like family and looked after by people who are truly invested in your success and happiness. We're your new training family! 

·         Private Facebook group for all Spring 2020 Training Program Participants

·         Post-Season Party to celebrate completing your goals, comparing your race day experiences and seeing each other in real clothes (& not in sweaty running gear!).


Who is 26.2 Training for?

Anyone who is already able to run at least 10 miles and wants to get ready for 26.2 miles (a marathon). The 14-week 26.2 Training Program starts at 10 miles (so you must be able to already run 10 miles comfortably) and builds up to 26.2 miles. We do require that all 26.2 Training participants be 18 or older.

When and where do workouts take place?

26.2 Training meets twice a week on Thursday and Saturday:

·         Thursday evening workouts start at 6PM at Wasena Park (1113 Winchester Ave). Thursday night workouts have a speed/hill/core workout option for those runners looking to increase their speed and strength.

·         Saturday morning workouts are a long group run starting at 7:00AM at Wasena Park.


Anyone is welcome to TEST DRIVE a 26.2 Training workout for FREE the first week of the session before signing up. Please check-in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive to fill out a waiver and find your pace group.

When is Kick Off Night?

Kick Off night will take place on Sunday, January 5th at 5:15pm at Fleet Feet Roanoke, located at 4347 Franklin Rd, Roanoke VA. Come out to learn more about the program, meet the mentors and the coach, hear testimonials from past participants, and get all of your questions answered!

Can you tell me more about the 26.2 Training pace groups?

There are multiple running pace groups for 26.2 Training:

·         Interval Running (Run/Walk) – Interval Running includes run/walk intervals – run 1 minute, walk 1 minute.

·         Running – Running the whole time with no breaks.

o   10-11 minute/mile pace group

o   11-12 minute pace group

o   12-13 minute pace group

There will not be a walking group for the Spring 2020 Marathon Program.

Here's the great thing: if you start with one group and decide you want more of a challenge, or less, you can change groups! Make sure to talk with Coach Leslie and your mentors for advice! Walkers can move to intervals, runners can move to intervals, intervals can move to walking, etc.

Any rules?

Your safety is our number one priority. With your safety in mind, we have created the below rules and requirements by which all Fleet Feet Running Club participants and mentors must abide.

·         All participants must have identification with emergency contact information on them at all workouts.

·         Earphones are NOT allowed at workouts.

·         Participants must have reflective gear and lights when warranted (most of the Winter training season!)

·         Participants must have a hydration system with them during all workouts. 

·         Participants must stay with a Fleet Feet Training Mentor at all times. 

·         No strollers at workouts and no children under the age of 18.

·         No animals at workouts. 

Do we do any races?

The goal race for the spring session is the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. The registration fee for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race fee is NOT included in the 26.2 Training registration cost.

What does the cost of 26.2 Training go towards?

50% of the cost will go to Roanoke Outside, a local non-profit with a mission to make outdoor activity and environmental stewardship a core component of our community’s lifestyle by promoting a “conservation through recreation” philosophy. The remainder of the registration fees goes towards coaching staff, equipment, insurance and part of the registration goes back to the City of Roanoke to help maintain the Greenways and facilities that we use.

Questions? Contact Coach Leslie!

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