“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot
If you've ever completed a marathon and thought, "Well, that just wasn't long enough," we have good news! The Distance Project is a 16-week group training program designed for runners who are motivated to move beyond the classic 26 mile, 385 yard marathon distance and to the 50M ultramarathon. Members will learn how to adapt to the increased mileage, develop the ability to run while fatigued, and experiment with the different nutrition and hydration needs of the ultrarunner.
Whether your goal is to simply complete the distance or to achieve a personal record, The Distance Project will help you to achieve your goal! Our coaches recognize there is no one-size-fits-all approach to ultrarunning and will design a training program based on your specific goals and focused on keeping you safe, healthy, and ready for race day.
Members of The Distance Project should have a solid marathon performance (or more) under their belts and experience with the critical base-building that is required for marathon training.
Our Summer 50M Distance Project will begin with a kickoff meeting on June 30th at 6:30am at our Des Peres store. We train Wednesday evenings (6:00pm) at Creve Coeur Lake, Saturday mornings (6:30am) at various parks in the St. Louis/St. Charles area, and Sunday mornings (6:30am) at various points along the Katy Trail. If you are an Active-level member of Fleet Feet Running Club (FFRC), we invite you to pass the time before your program begins by joining us for our Thursday evening and Sunday morning social runs. If you are not yet an Active member, we hope you will register and then join us. Among other benefits, Active FFRC members receive a discount on training programs. To become an Active member, click here. To register for our Summer 50M Distance Project, click here.
50M Distance Project Cost: Active-level club members receive a 15% discount.