It’s time to train for the Battleship Half Marathon (or any other November half)!!!
The Fleet Feet Run Club's Half Marathon Training Program is a 12 week program that meets two (3 if strength training) times a week, Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. If you opt into the strength portion of the program, that will be on Wednesdays during an offered class time at AXIS. Fleet Feet's program is designed to prepare runners for this 13.1 endurance event; whether a seasoned runner, looking to meet a new performance goal, or a first time marathoner, this program will help achieve your goals. Through educating you on the principles of endurance training, hydration, nutrition techniques, body awareness, pacing and running autonomy, Fleet Feet will take you the distance! Athletes looking to train for the Half Marathon distance should be able to walk, run/walk or run 4 miles, with walkers welcome.
Your weekly Tuesday run will consist of hill, track and other speed-based workouts lasting about 60-90 minutes. Your Saturday sessions will last 1-2.5 hours as we increase mileage throughout the season. In addition to the workouts there are educational clinics, newsletters keeping you up to date, nutrition tips, and expert coaching/mentoring to help inspire and motivate you on this training journey.
Not only will we offer you a roadmap to accomplish your half marathon goals, but we have partnered up with some great folks in the community to offer free PT evaluations and sports nutrition seminars to keep you healthy and injury free along your journey.
Training Program Details:
INFORMATION SESSION: Tuesday, August 15th at 6:45pm
START DATE: Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:15pm @ Fleet Feet
Tuesday (starting August 22nd ) at 6:15pm at various locations - running workout
Saturday (starting August 26th) at 7:00am at Fleet Feet Wilmington - long run day
GOAL RACE: Battleship Half Marathon
COST: Two Options:
OPTION 1: $120 + $100 (AXIS) for the HALF 12 week running program and 10 week strength program. Race fee not included
OPTION 2: $120 for just the running program. Race fee not included.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the cost of the registration?
A: The cost is $120 (without strength training) or $120 + AXIS fee ($100). Both include a technical shirt, gear up day at Fleet Feet, expert coaching and mentor assistance.
Q: Do I have to be running the same goal race as the program is designed for?
A: Absolutely not. There are plenty of great races that weekend and surrounding weekends, and you are more than welcome to run ANY race and still train with us! Just make sure that you get with the coach beforehand and talk about your dates and tapering needs.
Q: I am a very slow runner. Is this still the right program for me?
A: Absolutely. We want to inspire and educate runners of all levels, regardless of pace! We will always have trainees and Mentors to run alongside you, so you need not worry about being alone on the runs. Just make sure you are meeting the mileage requirements (4 miles) as posted on the registration page before you sign up.
Q: If I have already run an endurance event but I am looking for a group to train with is this program right for me?
A: You are always welcome to join in on the fun and reap the educational and motivational benefits that the program provides! You can always talk to your coaches if you have any training requests!
Q: If I miss workouts, or I have to consistently miss one of the days of our weekly meetings does that mean I cannot be involved in the program?
A: Of course you can still be involved! We would love to have every trainee at every run, but understand that life and obligations may get in the way. Just make sure that you are completing your training runs independently so you don’t fall behind on your progress! Also, let your coach know when you are expected to miss so we don’t worry about you!
Q: What if I have to miss the informational meeting?
A: No big deal! The informational meeting is not mandatory. Just come to the first workout and we can get you up to speed then. Or e-mail Coach Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and she can give you a run-down, send you the informational handout via e-mail, and walk you through registration.
Q: Can I come to the first workout before deciding to register?
A: Of course! We are confident after you see what the programs are all about that you will want to get involved! We are offering the first workout for FREE on August 22nd so bring a buddy and run with us!
Q: What does the training schedule look like?
A: We will be starting at smaller mileages and building over the course of the program. It will never change suddenly or dramatically and you will always be well prepared for any increase distance. You can also expect track workouts, hill workouts and trail runs on a fairly regular basis.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: The training locations will be announced to you before the start of the season and also weekly in the program newsletter.