Fleet Feet Running Club

26.2mi Finish

The Distance Runner's Ultimate Challenge

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Completing a Full Marathon (26.2mi) is a life-changing event. A marathon finisher’s medal is a symbol of dedication, hard work, and the accomplishment of a challenging goal. Participants in our 16-week program benefit from our professional head coaches, experienced mentors, well-managed group runs on the St. Louis area’s best paths, access to an extensive lineup of health care professionals, and informational clinics on nutrition, hydration, gear, injury prevention, stretching techniques, and more. Additional perks are available for those who choose to fundraise for St. Jude Children Research Hospital. 

                           

Our Finish program is appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy training to run 26.2 miles between 3 hours (8:00/mile long run training pace) and 5¼ hours (13:00/mile long run training pace).  We welcome first-time marathoners and veterans looking for a structured program that will prepare them to run a personal best.  This program will prepare participants for any goal marathon occurring between early October and early November.   

Our Finish 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 experience marathoner looking to transition from completing to competing a marathon, visit the 26.2mi Fast Program.  


Program Perks:

  • Individualized training in a group setting. Our proven program has served more than 3100 marathoners. Over the past nine 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-time marathoners 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.
  • Mentors who have completed over 400 marathons. Experienced mentors offer support and motivation to athletes in long run pace groups ranging from 8:00/mile to 13:00/mile (walk/run) and following customized novice, intermediate, and advanced schedules.
  • Two weekly group workouts. Track workouts are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at Parkway Northeast Middle School and long runs on some of St. Louis’ best paths are hosted on Saturday mornings starting at 6:30am. 
  • 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, 6:30amon some of St. Louis’ best paths for Long Runs.   

The program begins with a formal meeting on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 6:30am at Fleet Feet Des Peres and is geared towards any marathon early October through early November.  

Cost:

Take the first two steps of the Fleet Feet Training Arch and purchase the 26mi Finish Program for $224. Add 16 performance-enhancing and injury-reducing Fleet Feet group classes to complete the Fleet Feet Training Arch, pay $336 and receive one weekly Functional Strength or Functional Flexibility group class. 



A Sampling of Testimonials:


"
Just wanted to give a little shout out to the amazing Fleet Feet family and my awesome pace coach! I PR'd on my marathon today, and all the support meant so much!" – L.K.

"To the excellent Fleet Feet coaches who all helped me achieve something that just four months ago I wasn't sure was possible. I want to say THANK YOU!" – M.K.

"Thank you to all the Fleet Feet coaches for their dedication. I have just signed up for my fourth marathon training program. I just can’t get enough." – K.S.

"I thought qualifying for Boston was an elusive dream until I started training with the Advanced Fleet Feet marathon group. Now it is a reality! Thanks Fleet Feet." – J.L.

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