We are excited to bring a small sense of normalcy to our running routine with this socially responsible training program for a fall half marathon.
The program will be limited to 45 registrants which may be split into two smaller groups who will meet at the store 15 minutes apart if the regulations on social gatherings remains at a maximum of 25 people. Efforts will be made to group people by pace so you have people to run "with" (6' apart!) each week.
All runners will be required to wear a mask before and after the run, as well as during the run when passing other people (masks may be removed while running as long as you remain 6' apart from other runners). Runners will also need to carry their own water).
While we are training for the Eversource Hartford Half Marathon on Saturday, October 10, there is a real possibility that this race may not occur due to restrictions on large social gatherings. If the race is canceled, Fleet Feet will host our own more intimate race on October 10.
If this doesn't deter you from training with us, read on!
START DATE: Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 am (meet at Fleet Feet - 1003 Farmington Ave, West Hartford 06107).
TRAINING: This 13-week program is open to first-time and repeat half marathoners who have been running fairly consisently during the spring/early summer as the program miles ramp up quickly.
We’ll kick the program off with a get-to-know you session at Fleet Feet followed by a 5-mile run. Our second practice will feature a 10k time-trial - results will be used to calculate your training paces during the program. Later in the program we may take a field trip to a local rail trail (Farmington or Vernon) for our longer runs...and celebrate post-run with a picnic!
**You must be able to run 6 miles at a 12 minute per mile pace by the second practice (which will be a 10k time-trial). If you cannot run this pace, you may continue to participate in the program, but you will need to be self-supported as our last coach-supported pace group will be ~12:00/mile pace utilizing run/walk intervals.**
PROGRAM COST: The cost of the program is $145 (does not include race fee.) Price increases to $160 on July 19th.
PROGRAM BENEFITS: Program includes a proven training plan led by certified coaches who will inspire, motivate and share their knowledge and distance running secrets, a technical t-shirt, discounts on shoes, apparel, accessories and nutrition at Fleet Feet, weekly emails, a private Facebook group and a posse of new friends to train with!
And because running isn’t just about running (gasp!), there will be training in
- Proper Running Form
- Strength Training
- Cross Training
- Speed Training
Whether you want to toe the line for 13.1 for the first time, set a new PB for the distance, or just spend those miles having fun and making friends, this program is for you. Join a great team of coaches lead by the ever-energetic Coach Claudia Morrow – bring your goals, your story, your good runs and not-so-good runs, your questions, your sense of humor – and let’s crush this race together!
"Its so hard to put into words what the Fleet Feet Half Marathon training programs have done for me ... they've provided me with the basic fundamentals of what is needed for long distance running, given me the courage to believe I can do it, the coaches and mentors always made it fun and helped ease the nerves. I feel a part of this running community that makes me want to get up and run! And mostly, its given me some great friendships."
I love the Fleet Feet Half Marathon training programs! I wanted to run a half marathon, but didn’t think I had the physical fitness or the mental toughness I needed to run 13.1 miles. It turns out that all I needed were the right coaches and the right training program! I originally signed up because I wanted the coaching and support for my long runs. Now, I keep coming back because now I get to run with some of the best friends I have ever known!
Join us at Fleet Feet and let’s Run This Town!!