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 programis 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 April and early May.
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.
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The program begins with a formal meeting on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 7:30am at Fleet Feet Des Peres and is geared towards any marathon early April through early May.
"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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