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Madison Mini Half Marathon Training

Madison Mini Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training – Summer 2022

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 RaceMadison Mini-Marathon on July 23, 2022
  • Program Duration: May 21, 2022 – July 23, 2022 (10 weeks)
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Meet and Greet Program Kick-Off: Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. | Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd)

REGISTRATION
Cost: $99
*Registration into the goal race is NOT included in your training program registration
*Spring training program participants receive discounted registration, email Megan for a code.

Online Registration Open

AGE REQUIREMENT
Age requirement for participation: 16 years old.

MEET AND GREET PROGRAM KICK-OFF
Saturday, May 21 @ 9:00 a.m.
Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd.)

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 pacers and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

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.

  • Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. – Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd) or Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Dr).
  • Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m. – Saturday locations meet at several popular Madison area parks and trails.

*Due to overlapping programs, the FIRST group run will take place on SUNDAY, May 22. All subsequent runs will be on Saturday.

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 mi.) – Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Pub Runs (3-5 mi.) – Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS
We recommend you be able to run 4-5 miles 2-3x/week prior to the start of half marathon training since this is a slightly shortened program. 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 10-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 hat
  • Fleet Feet coupon book
  • A supportive environment for all athletic abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships!

CONTACT AND QUESTIONS:
Coach Megan Sweet | Email Megan
Fleet Feet Madison: 608-833-9999

5K Training

No Boundaries 5K Training: Summer 2022

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.  Learn how to build a fitness-oriented lifestyle through walking and run/walking. 

With different training plans for walking and interval running, you can rest assured there is a pace group to fit your level.  The modified 8 week No Boundaries training program is specifically targeted toward beginners; no prior running experience is necessary.  

Unique to this 8-week session of No Boundaries, we will have a traditional training plan designed to get you to the finish line as well as a training plan designed to get you to the finish line…faster! The “Finish and Finish Faster” plan is great for those who have recently completed the traditional No Boundaries program and looking for the next challenge! 

IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES

  • Program Duration: June 1, 2022 – July 23, 2022
  • Meet & Greet Kick-Off: June 1, 2022 @ Fleet Feet Madison or Fleet Feet Sun Prairie
  • First Group Run: , June 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022 

GOAL RACE*

Madison Mini-Marathon 5K on July 23, 2022

TRAINING PROGRAM RATES 

  •  $79-*Race entry is not included in the training program registration.

*Spring training program participants receive discounted registration, email Megan for a code.

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022

Online Registration Open

MEET AND GREET PROGRAM KICK-OFF
Wed., June 1, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.
Fleet Feet Madison (8440 Old Sauk Rd.) or Fleet Feet Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Dr.)

The kick-off meeting will be brief and mostly informational. We will cover safety concerns and requirements, training plans and program details, the best gear for a successful training session gear, and discuss how we can help meet your needs this season. The kick-off is an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the coaches and will last approximately 20-30 minutes. We will follow the kick-off with our first group run/walk.

GROUP RUNS/WALKS (2x/week)

  • Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays will meet at the Fleet Feet stores.
  • Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
    • Saturdays will rotate between Vilas Park (1501 Vilas Park Dr.), McDaniel Park (4806 McDaniel Ln.), and Sunfish Pond (Upper Yahara Trail – 4590 Windsor Rd, Deforest)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • A complete 8-week training program for run/walkers and runners. Options based on goals and experience. No matter your pace, there is a place for you! 
  • Weekly program newsletters providing motivation, coaching, tips, and advice for your training. 
  • Strength and core workouts 
  • Educational topics covering good form running, injury prevention, foam rolling techniques, strength, and more.  
  • 2x/week coached and supported group workouts 
  • Fleet Feet coupon book
  • Gear wear tests, promotions, and giveaways 
  • Fleet Feet Running Club Hat
  • A supportive environment for all abilities that builds lasting camaraderie and friendships! 

Age Requirements for participation:16 years of age

CONTACT & QUESTIONS
Jenna Bartlett: 
jenna@fleetfeetmadison.com | Fleet Feet Sun Prairie: 608-834-9999
Megan Sweet: sweetm@fleetfeetmadison.com | Fleet Feet Madison: 608-833-9999