Full Marathon Training

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We are excited to announce that for the first time we will be offering a full marathon training program in 2016!  Our inaugural Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington Summer Full Marathon Training Program is a 16 week program designed to prepare intermediate runners complete their first full marathon or help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal. Our training program will be built around the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 5 .  However, you can use this program to train for any race you choose or just to run long for fun with great people.

There will be an informational session on Thursday, July 14 at 7:15 p.m. at the store.  We highly recommend attendance at this meeting so you can learn how this program differs from our half marathon training program.  Our program kick-off and first workout will be Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 pm at the store.

Program Details:

When: Weekly group training runs will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. on Sundays beginning July 21 through November 5. (Note:  Only our first Thursday session meets at 6:30 pm)

Where: The group will meet at Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington, Tipton Park, Rosa Parks, Jersey Hill and other places around town. Participants will receive a program calendar that highlights where the group will meet each week as well as weekly email reminders.

Program Cost: The program fee is $90 per participant.  Fee does not include race registration.

Participants will have the option to add a weekly strength training workout on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm with Positive Training at The Warehouse (1103 Martin Luther King Drive in Bloomington).  The additional fee for this option is $5 per session. 

There will be two different strength training formats during our workouts on Wednesdays. Functional Circuit Training Wednesdays will focus on strength/power, while our Yoga Wednesdays will focus on strength/flexibility.  A strength-training program developed specifically for runners can help keep you healthy and out on the road, in addition to improving your speed and endurance. Targeted strength training for hips, glutes, and legs helps runners stay balanced, decreasing your chance of sustaining injuries related to strength imbalances or weak areas. A strong core helps runners maintain good form over as many miles, move more efficiently, and decreases strain on joints. It can also help with cardiovascular performance, allowing you to breathe more fully to give your muscles the oxygen they need to keep going.

As part of this Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington Training Program, you receive:

**A 16-week training program and calendar with workouts provided
**Twice a week group runs and an invitation to join our Tuesday runs with our half marathon program (Please note: this program will not have mentors on group runs)
**$20 voucher to use towards the purchase of the hydration system of your choice
**The camaraderie of others with the same goal!
**Educational clinics on endurance training principles, hydration and nutrition techniques, proper running form, and more
**Dedicated support from coaches to answer individual questions and help motivate you on your training journey
**Group newsletters and access to coaches via email during the week
**Program technical shirt and other great swag
**TWO gear up shopping weeks for participants only with special discounts
**Facebook group for participants only and access to a training program graduates Facebook group after program completion

Note:  Past training program participants that already have a FitVil account may register for the program and pay with cash or check at the store.  All registered participants may add and pay for the strength training option with cash or check at the store. 

For more information please email our Training Program Coordinator Sam Quigle at (sam@fleetfeetbloomington.com) or Store Owner Julie Sibley (julie@fleetfeetbloomington.com)



 



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Program Start: July 2017
Goal Race: Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
Program Fee: $95
Description: Our Summer Full Marathon Training Program is a 16 week program designed to prepare intermediate runners to complete their first full marathon or help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal. Our training program will be built around the Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Las Vegas Marathon on November 12 - our first ever Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington Destination Race. However, you can use this program to train for any race you choose or just to run long for fun with great people.

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