The Friends In Training (FIT) Marathon Training and Half Marathon Training Programs are both 6-month training programs based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that are designed to get YOU to the finish line!
NEW!! 10K Fitness Walkers: 17 Min/Mile +: We are happy to introduce this new 10K program for beginner walkers! Come join us and get moving! :)
Our programs are designed to give you the knowledge and experience required to not only reach a marathon or half marathon finish line, but to also make running or walking a permanent part of your lifestyle. During your training, you will undoubtedly become stronger, both physically and mentally and the benefits will carry over into all aspects of your life. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends!
Meeting days, times and location: We meet on Saturday mornings at George English Park in Ft Lauderdale. The meeting times vary according to group pace and distance scheduled. Our training runs are followed by a group stretching session and a 20 to 30 minute seminar. (We are usually done by 8:30 am)
Our Sign Up Sessions: We currently have two sign up sessions per year. (Training for Winter and early spring events).
Fall Sign Up Sessions: We currently do not have a fall season but this may change depending on the year. Our sign ups for fall events are usually in April/May. (Accomodating members training for the Chicago Marathon, New York, Marine Corps, Niagara Falls, and other events in October/November)
Winter, Spring Sign Up Sessions: Our sign ups for Winter events are in the month of July/ August. (Training for Disney, ING Miami, and A1A Marathons and Half Marathons, and any other events in January/February/March)
Please note: Our next sign ups are August 3rd and 10th, 2013! Come join us!
We will not be training for any Fall events this year therefore we will not have sign ups in April/May
We welcome all ability levels!
Friends In Training has training groups for all ability levels from walkers to Boston Marathon qualifiers. Whether you are a couch potato, walker, casual jogger, experienced runner or marathon veteran, this program is for you! We have new programs starting at various times throughout the year. Check our Sign Up page for the dates of upcoming sign up sessions.
A basic guideline for our training groups is as follows:
|Training Group||5K Time||10K Time||Training Pace|
|>37:00 minutes||>77:30 minutes||>14:30 min/mile-17 min/mile|
(3 Min Run-1 Min Walk
or 1 Min Run-1 Min Walk)
(5 Min Run-1 Min Walk)
(10 Min Run-1 Min Walk)
|<22 minutes||<46:30 minutes||<9:30 min/mile|
NEW!! 10K Fitness Walkers: 17 Min/Mile +