Madison Mini Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training – Summer 2021

Join the tens of thousands of people who challenge themselves every year to the fastest growing distance race in the country – the half marathon! Even better, make it the nationally recognized Madison Mini-Marathon, voted best half marathon in Wisconsin by Race Raves! We welcome those who are also training for another summer half marathon. Planning to do a fall full marathon? This is a great program to help you build mileage over the summer months!

IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES

Goal Race: Madison Mini-Marathon on July 24, 2021
Program Duration: May 3, 2021 – July 24, 2021 (12 weeks).                                                                                                                            Registration Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021                                                                                                                                                                    Meet and Greet Program Kick-Off: Monday, May 5, 2021 @ 5:15 p.m. Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) and Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Drive)                                                                                                                                                                                                        First Group Run: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cost: $120                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Registration into the goal race is NOT included in your training program registration                                                                                           Register Now

AGE REQUIREMENT
Age requirement for participation: 16 years old.

PARTICIPATION CAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                75 Athletes

GROUP RUNS (2X/WEEK)                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meeting locations: Wednesday group runs will primarily meet at the Fleet Feet stores. Weekend meeting locations will rotate between west, central, and east areas of Madison.

  • Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m. : Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) or Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Dr)
  • Saturdays from 6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. : Saturday runs will follow a wave start according to pace groups (pace assignments are subject to change).
    • 6:45 a.m. (11:05 min/mile +)
    • 7:00 a.m. (~9:35 min/mile – 11:00 min/mile)
    • 7:15 a.m. (~9:30 min/mile and under)

Participants are also welcome to participate in our free weekly fun runs. Sign up required due to participation caps. More information on our free fun runs can be found on the Fleet Feet website.

  • Fleet Feet 5K (3 mile) – Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Pub Runs (3-5 miles) – Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.
RECOMMENDATIONS
We recommend you be able to run 3 miles 2-3x/week prior to the start of half marathon training. This is to ensure you stay healthy and injury free. Our programs are inclusive to a variety of paces and ability levels. Program participants generally range anywhere from 8:30 min/mile to 14 min/mile.
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • A complete and detailed 12-week training plan leading up to the Madison Mini-Marathon (2 training plans to choose from based on goals and experience)
  • Strength and core workouts
  • Weekly program emails with route information, advice, training tips, and motivation
  • Expert coaching and guidance
  • Organized group workouts 2x/week with mapped courses – routes include some portions of the race course
  • Gear wear tests, promotions, and giveaways
  • Sampling of nutrition and hydration products
  • Staffed pace group leaders on Saturday mornings to help you stay on track
  • Fleet Feet Running Club gear item
  • Fleet Feet coupon book
  • A supportive environment for all athletic abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships!

CONTACT AND QUESTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                               Coach Megan Sweet                                                                                                                                                                                                              Email: sweetm@fleetfeetmadison.com                                                                                                                                                                                  Fleet Feet Madison: 608-833-9999 

5K Training

5K Training – Summer 2021

Discover the power of movement! In No Boundaries, you will find a community to cheer for you, challenge you, and help you reach your goals! Whether you’re looking for a routine that fits into your daily life, or you just need a little more accountability to keep you motivated, this is the perfect beginner’s program for you. With different training plans for walking, run/walking, and running there is a pace group for you.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES

Goal Race: Madison Mini-Marathon 5K on July 24, 2021
Program Duration: May 17, 2021 – July 24, 2021 (10 weeks).                                                                                                                          Registration Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021                                                                                                                                                                      Meet and Greet Program Kick-Off: Monday, May 17, 2021 @ 5:15 p.m. Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) and Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Drive)                                                                                                                                                                                                           First Group Run: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cost: $99                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *Registration into the goal race is NOT included in your training program registration                                                                                               Register Now

AGE REQUIREMENT
Age requirement for participation: 12 years old. Parents/Guardians are required to participate in the training program if registering a person that is of minority age (under 18 years old).

PARTICIPATION CAP                                                                                                                                                                                                                75 Athletes

MEET AND GREET PROGRAM KICK-OFF                                                                                                                                                                          Monday, May 17 @ 5:15 p.m.

This first meeting will be informational. We will run through training program details and highlight the best gear for a successful training session. The kick-off is an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the coaches and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

GROUP RUNS AND WALKS (2X/WEEK)                                                                                                                                                                                Meeting locations: Wednesday group runs will primarily meet at the Fleet Feet stores and Saturdays will meet at Vilas Park Beach.

  • Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m. : Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) or Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Dr)
  • Saturdays @ 7:30 a.m. : Vilas Park Beach (1501 Vilas Park Dr, Madison, WI 53715)

Participants are also welcome to participate in our free weekly fun runs. We specifically recommend the Monday night fun run for this group. All courses are out-and-back and can be adjusted to your prescribed time and/or mileage. Sign up required due to participation caps. More information on our free fun runs can be found on the Fleet Feet website.

  • Fleet Feet 5K (3 mile) – Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.
RECOMMENDATIONS
No previous exercise experience is required. We recommend that you check with your doctor before starting a fitness program. All paces and abilities of walkers and runners welcome. You will not be left behind!
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • A complete and detailed 10-week training plan leading up to the Madison Mini-Marathon for walkers, run/walkers, and runners.
  • Strength and core workouts
  • Weekly program emails with advice, training tips, and motivation
  • Expert coaching and guidance
  • Organized group workouts 2x/week
  • Gear wear tests, promotions, and giveaways
  • Sampling of hydration products
  • Fleet Feet gear item
  • Fleet Feet coupon book
  • A supportive environment for all athletic abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships!

CONTACT AND QUESTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                              Coach Jenna Bartlett                                                                                                                                                                                                        Email: jenna@fleetfeetmadison.com                                                                                                                                                                                   Fleet Feet Sun Prairie: 608-834-9999