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So is 2017 the year for you to run that marathon PR, get that Boston Qualifying time, or train to run Boston? Or is 2017 the year that you finally run that first marathon?

Did you answer “yes!” to any of these questions?

If so, then make that New Year’s resolution come true by joining the Fleet Feet Spring 2016 Marathon Training Program.

Our program will offer a 15+ week session that is designed to prepare you for any spring marathon!

Suggested Activity Level Prior To Start Of Training:

Participants should have been running for at least a year and completed at least one half-marathon. They should currently be able to run or run/walk a minimum of 30 minutes (2-3 miles) three times a week.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with your physician and have a physical in preparation for this rigorous training program.

Race Registration Information

Pick your own spring marathon! We have a plan for your race.

Some popular spring marathons:

Date                Race                      Weeks from Jan 14:

March 19        LA                            9

April 17           Boston                   13

April 23           Big Sur                   14

April 30           SLO                        15

May 28            Mtns 2Beach         19

June 4              SD RocknRoll         20


Marathon runners doing a Feb/March race should already be training, but join the program to have coaches to guide your training and teammates with whom to share your long runs and speed workouts. You can continue to train with the team until the conclusion of the season.

First day of training:  Sat. Jan. 14, 2016 at 7AM @Fleet Feet Sports

Training Group Times & Locations

Twice a week coach-led group workouts:

  • Tuesdays at 6PM at Fleet Feet or Clovis West track
  • Saturdays at 7AM (later in season at 6AM) at Fleet Feet or other locations
  • Structured Thursday runs at Fleet Feet  optional

Variety of running locations include Woodward Park, Clovis Trails, Millerton area hills, and some optional races

Training Group Levels

1)   Beginner – First time marathoners using Run/Walk method

2)   Intermediate – Faster paced/goal oriented workouts for more experienced runners.

3)   Advanced – Higher mileage and more intense speed work.

Program Benefits

  1. Guaranteed Lowest Price for Cal Classic Half, Relay,  & 5K April 2, 2017.

  2. Written beginner, intermediate, and advanced daily training schedules developed by Fleet Feet Training Team Coordinator, John Volkman who has run over 150 marathons including one in every state and has coached marathoners for over 18 years.

  3. Twice a week coach-led trainings

  4. Experienced coaching at group workouts.

  5. Past team members: Join again or Refer a friend-$10 gift card

  6. Exclusive discount shopping days

  7. Regular informational email updates

  8. Educational seminars and coaching on: running technique and strategy, running shoes and gear, nutrition and hydration, stretching, injury treatment/prevention, massage



    $195 ($205 after 1/12) for 15 week session January 14, 2016-April 29, 2017

    Registration does not include entry. You are encouraged to enter your chosen marathon early to get the best price.

    See: http://www.marathonguide.com/races/races.cfm for complete marathon listings

    There are no exchanges or transfers at any time

    A maximum of 60 people will be allowed

    You will want to plan to attend Kick-off as this is where all specific training information will be handed out including training packets, location/date schedules, clinic dates, etc. If you can’t make it, then arrangements can be made to get the information at another time.

    Call: Coach John @ (559) 367-1304 or Fleet Feet Fresno @ (559) 433-6750
    email: coachjohn@fleetfeetfresno.com

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Program Start: Sat, January 14th 7am
Program Schedule: 16 weeks
Program Fee: 16 week program: $195 *excludes race fee
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