Fall Half & Full Training
Join the hundreds of runners Fleet Feet Sports has trained towards a half or full marathon. Whether its your first one or 100th, this program has helped many Rochestarians reach their long distance goals.
This Half & Full Marathon Training Program is for anyone who is currently a runner who has already completed a half or full marathon or is currently at the 5K/10K level and wants to jump up to the next level by completing a half or full marathon.
Click the link or logo below to sign up online
(Online Registration only, plus there is NO surcharge for it)
Fall HALF/FULL MARATHON TRAINING STARTS: Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Training for the: MVP HEALTH CARE ROCHESTER HALF AND FULL MARATHON on September 22nd, 2013
Free Half and Full Marathon Informational Sessions will be held on: Coming soon
Tuesday, June 4th at 7PM at the Brighton Store
Thursday, June 13th at 7PM at the Ridgeway Store
Tuesday, June 18th at 6PM at the Brighton Store
Please Note: Fall Half/Full Marathon Training will begin Thursday, June 20th training for The MVP Health Care Rochester Half and Full Marathon
The program will include, but not be limited to:
- Detailed Weekly/Daily training workouts program
- Online Training Tool to record your training and to allow feedback from coaches
- Unlimited Email Access to Coach
- Weekly Training Tips & Support
- A fun social atmosphere to get you to the start line healthy and prepared for race day
- Online Training Group Support via Facebook – this has proven to be motivating and helpful in maintaining your program
- Weekly Coached Tempo Workouts on Thursdays at 6PM
- Locations vary each week (headlamps required if dark out)
- Weekly Supported group Long Runs on Saturdays at 8AM with Pace Group Leaders
- First Training Paced Long Run – Saturday, June 22nd at 8AM at Ridgeway
- Kickoff Tempo Workout/Orientation – Thursday, June 20th at 6PM at Fleet Feet Ridgeway. Here we will do a baseline workout to gauge what group you should be in. After we will review initial info about the program including, what to expect, Gear, Footwear, Training habits, etc.
- Special Field Trip Long Runs Workouts on Saturdays!
- Coupon booklet of Savings off Gear you’ll need, plus a Tech Top later in the season.
We have 4 versions of the program:
- Beginner Half Marathon - for the person who has never done a half and has a lower base mileage
- Advanced Half Marathon - for the person who has already done a half & wants to improve or someone who already has a good running base
- Beginner Marathon - for the person who has done a half marathon but never has done a full marathon
- Advanced Marathon - for the person who has done a marathon and wants to get better at it
A current running base as low as 10-15 miles per week is recommended for this 1/2 program and 20-25 miles for the full marathon program.
13.1/26.2 Training Program - $150 until June 16th 2013, then the fee increases to $165 until June 17th 2013.
Please Note: No Refunds after Friday, July 5th 2013
Click link or Sign Me Up Logo Below to register online
(Online Registration only, plus there is NO surcharge for it)
The program is very flexible, in that you can alter it towards your busy lifestyle. Its transportable, such that you do not need to be in Rochester to follow the program. The program is safe and easy to follow. All you need is a desire to do the distance and the commitment to do the workouts.
Winter Half and Full Marathon Training
Training begins Thursday, October 3rd
Fleet Feet Sports Half and Full Marathon Training in the Winter! Train with us for a winter half or full marathon or destination half of full or your choice. Last winter Fleet Feet Sports traveled to sunny Orlando Florida to run Disney Marathon weekend!
- Beginner half: for the person that has never done a half and has a lower base mileage
- Advanced half: for someone with a good running base, or for someone who has comepleted a half and wants to improve
- Beginner full: for the person that has done a half marathon but never a full marathon
- Advanced full: for the person who has done a full marathon and wants to improve
- Goofy Challenge Disney (39.3)
- Dopey Challenge Disney (48.6)
Training Program Registration Coming Soon!
If you plan to run one or all the Disney Marathon Weekend events please register early! last year registration was full by October! Registration start on Tuesday. April 9th. Click here for race and registration information.
Disney Marathon Weekend:
5K SOLD OUT Thursday, January 9th 2014
10K SOLD OUT Friday, January 10th 2014
Half Marathon 61% Full Saturday, January 11th 2014
Full Marathon 51% Full Sunday, January 12th 2014
Goofy Challenge 55% Full January 11th-12th 2014
Dopey SOLD OUT (all the following dates listed above)
Class of Spring 2012
Distance Training Class Spring 2011 Graduation
Part of the Summer 2010 Distance Training Group
"Fleet Feet welcomed me to Distance Training last winter, when I was 66. I was grateful for the flexible schedule design and the encouragement, but especially for giving me some honest feedback exactly when I needed it. That feedback allowed me to create and follow a realistic plan, one that encouraged me to meet my personal goal of running 26.2 miles, in my own time and place (along the Canal). FF had room for my quirkiness; i.e. no. wardrobe pressure, no impossible-for-me speed drills, flexible time and place workout suggestions. They cheered me on until I reached my own goal.. That success made me want to continue. When I look at the weekly e-mail, it seems to me that FF opportunities are endless. I’m left believing that if I can do it, anyone who wants to, can. Thank you, Fleet Feet. Judy Halley"
"By following the Fleet Feet Advanced Distance Training Program, in my 6th marathon I finally broke 4 hours and set a 27 minute PR. More importantly, the friends I met though the Program have become my 'Running Group', helped propel me to even greater accomplishments (PRs across the board at age 41 in my 18th year of running) and make Saturday long runs, which I used to dread, something to look forward to!" by Steve Levitsky
"Fleet Feet's Distance Training Program was an indispensable part of my preparation for my first half marathon. Without this program I never would have persevered through the training or finished the race. The program's upbeat and knowledgeable coaches made all the difference. And for Fleet Feet, it's not over 'til it's over: they even had a cheering squad at several places along the race route to help keep the momentum going until the finish line." Gratefully, Karen Morris
"In the spring of 2006, I ended up at Fleet Feet, trying to find a fix to a knee tendonitis problem. I had decided to run my first half marathon for my 45th birthday, while trying to ward off heart disease which is prevalent in my family. While getting fitted for shoes and inserts, I learned about the Distance Training Program and signed up. I had tried to do some training on my own, but willfully admit I was totally clueless.
13.1 miles seemed pretty daunting, but as Ellen broke down the program for us and told us what we could expect over the coming weeks and months, a lot of that trepidation melted away. I now had a “team” of experts who would help get me to my goal and do it correctly and safely. Turns out there’s more to proper distance training than throwing on any old pair of running shoes and heading out the door. This is where my “team” came in. I had no idea what role nutrition played before, during and after a run, or what my options were. I was never one for stretching, but yeah, it makes a difference if done right. And yes, strength training really has a part in running. They gave us a schedule specific for our distance and experience, and I tried to follow it pretty closely. Granted, life and obligations sometimes got in the way, but I worked around it the best I could.
So now, 3 half marathons and 4 full marathons later (the first of which I trained through the program again) I still rely on much of what I learned, which is this:
1. You will get out of it what you put into it. It is totally up to you.
2. You will have plenty of help and resources along the way including the staff at Fleet Feet and all the runners who frequent the place, and there are a lot of us!
3. Runners love to talk about, well, running. Do not hesitate to discuss any issues with others in the program or other runners you meet up with. Its likely they have, or know someone who has been in the same situation or dealt with the same issue.
4. Take advantage of the group runs! I was never a big group runner, but kind of forced myself to do it. You will get through a tough workout with a lot of like-minded people. Personally, I made a great group of friends, which in turn has added a whole new dimension to my running.
5. Snow, wind, ice, rain and heat will become something you talk about on your long runs, not something that keeps you from doing them. With the proper equipment, you can and will want to get that run in. They will teach you everything you need to know to have fun out there!
My running group consists of people in all walks of life, ranging from mid twenties to mid fifties. Our little group continues to expand all the time. I met many of them through the training program. I came in with some pre-conceived notions about who a runner is. I continue to be amazed everyday at who the runners really are. We’re heading to Pittsburgh in May for our next marathon, the more the merrier!" by Kathy Reardon