Fleet Feet Running Club

13.1mi Finish

Individualized Training in a Group Setting

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Training for and completing a Half Marathon (13.1mi) is a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Participants in our 12-week program benefit from our professional head coaches, experienced mentors, and managed group workouts on the St. Louis area’s best paths, as well as access to an extensive lineup of health care professionals and informational clinics on nutrition, hydration, gear, injury prevention, stretching techniques, and more.  

Our Finish program is appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy training to run or walk 13.1 miles between 1½ hours (8:00/mile long run training pace) and 3½ hours (17:00/mile long walk training pace).  We welcome first-time half marathoners and veterans, runners and walkers looking for a structured program that will prepare them for a personal best.  Starting mileage is based on your experience level, with beginning long workouts ranging from 3 to 6 miles.

Our Plus program options add a weekly Functional Strength or Functional Flexibility class to the training program.   These classes help enhance performance and reduce injury risk and are important ingredients to a well-rounded training program, as explained here.

If you are an experienced half marathoner looking to transition from completing to competing 13.1mi, visit the 13.1mi Fast Program.  


Program Perks:

  • Individualized training in a group setting. Our proven program has served more than 8500 half marathoners. Over the past ten years, participants have given the program an average rating of 4.8 stars (out of five) and more than 90% have completed their goal race. Our program is appropriate for both first-timers and experienced veterans.
  • Experienced, professional head coaching. Our degreed and credentialed head coaches assess each participant's current fitness level and goals and ensure that they train at an appropriate level.
  • Our community is vast. We have a plethora of experience and abilities that both compete and complete the half marathon distance.  Our experienced mentors offer support and motivation to athletes in pace groups ranging from 8:00/mile (run) to 17:00/mile (walk) and follow customized novice, intermediate, and advanced schedules.
  • Two (or more) weekly group workouts. Track workouts are held on Tuesday evenings and long run/walks on some of St. Louis’ best paths are hosted on Saturday mornings. 
  • A chance to be a hero. Our partnership with St. Jude Children's research hospital gives team members the opportunity to run for the kids.

Come Run With Us 

  • Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm, at Parkway Northeast Middle School for Speedwork.
  • Saturday mornings, 6:30am, on some of St. Louis’ best paths for Long Runs.   
The program begins with a formal meeting (run included) on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 6:30am at the Chesterfield Amphitheater and is geared towards any half marathon early October to early November.  

Cost:

Take the first two steps of the Fleet Feet Training Arch and purchase the 13.1mi Finish Program for $168.  Add 12 performance-enhancing and injury-reducing Fleet Feet group classes to complete the Fleet Feet Training Arch, pay $252, and receive one weekly Functional Strength or Functional Flexibility group class.

A Sample of Testimonials from Past Club Members:

"This is an exceptional program run by people who are not only experts but who truly have a gift for coaching. I was amazed at how runners and run/walkers were encouraged and coached regardless of ability, experience, or pace." 

"I am always amazed at the positive energy this group generates." 

"Fleet Feet is the best all around running store and training program in the area. Great people and great support." 

"Tim & Brandi were amazing. THEY treated all the walkers just like everyone else and were always encouraging to me. This was my first event of this type EVER and they (and the Fleet Feet store) helped get me ready." 

"As in most programs, the coaches and the people make the program. And once again the coaches were amazing and the people I met were OVER The Top."


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