Half Marathon Training Program

Harvard pilgrim Middletown Half     Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon

About Our Spring  Half Marathon Training Programs 
Are you contemplating the next level in your running journey? Our Half Marathon training program is perfect for runners who have completed a few 5ks or 10ks and want to challenge themselves to complete 13.1 miles.

We're excited to offer training programs for two Spring half marathons: the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon (Sunday, April 12 at 7:45am) or the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon (Sunday, June 7 at 7:45am). Choose one or, perhaps, both -  it's up to you!  Both programs are 12-weeks in duration, but have different start dates. Read on for more information!

Training for the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon will begin Saturday, January 24 at 8am.  Your main group/long run will be on Saturday's at 8am – though as runs get longer, practice may be moved earlier if the group wants. In addition to this Saturday group practice, you are invited to attend optional runs on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (from Fleet Feet Sports).

Training for the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon will begin on Saturday, March 21 at 8am. As above, the group will meet on Saturday's at 8am for their long run, and participants are invited to join in the Wednesday evening Fun Runs and Thursday evening Track Workouts for additional opportunities to train with your posse.   

To participate in this program, you should be able to run 6 miles at a 11:30 mile pace or better by the first practice.  Run/walk intervals are fine.

Coaches are available to answer any questions via e-mail, and send a weekly e-mail newsletter with the training plan and additional tips to stay healthy. Special mini-clinics will ensure that in addition to training properly, you're given the right knowledge about footwear, socks, insoles, sports bras, nutrition, hydration and other important topics that can improve your running experience.

If anything is more exciting that completing your first Half Marathon, it's completing it with a great team of friends with a fabulous group of coaches cheering for you all the way!

Program Details:

  • Harvard Pilgrim Middletown Half Marathon training begins on Saturday, January 24 @ 8am - race day is April 12
  • Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon training begins on Saturday, March 21 @ 8am - race day is June 7
  • Coached Group Runs are Saturday at 8am (meet at store)
  • Optional group runs on Wed at 6:30pm
  • Fee: $125 (does NOT include race entry fee)
  • Register in the store or online (click here for Middletown - online registration for Iron Horse coming soon).

 Questions? Email training@fleetfeethartford.com