Our Programs

The Friends In Training™ (FIT) Marathon Training and Half Marathon Training Programs are both 6-8 month training programs based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that are designed to get YOU to the finish line!

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 currently have 3 different locations. Fort Lauderdale, Weston and Coral Springs. We meet on Saturday mornings and 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 3 sign up sessions/locations per year training for Winter and early spring events. FIT Fort Lauderdale, FIT Weston and FIT Coral Springs. Our Ft Lauderdale registration is currently open!

Fall Sign Up Sessions: Occasionally, we train for fall events. Our next fall session will begin in June 17, 2017 with a personalized program for Chicago and NYC Marathon participants. To register CLICK HERE 

Winter, Spring Sign Up Sessions: Our sign ups for Winter events in Fort Lauderdale are in the month of July/ August. (Training for Disney, Life Time Miami, and A1A Marathons and Half Marathons, and any other events in January/February/March, April ) This year we are training for the MAUI Marathon! Woo Hoo!

Please note: Our next sign ups in Fort Lauderdale are Saturday, July 8 & 15, 2017! They will take place at Runners Depot Fort Lauderdale. Mark your calendars and come join us! (Stay tuned for FIT Weston sign ups, and FIT Coral Springs)

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
Group A (Walkers) >37:00 minutes >77:30 minutes >15:00 min/mile-16:30 min
Group B & B+(3 Min Run-1 Min Walkor 1 Min Run-1 Min Walk, or faster walkers) 31:00-37:00 65:00-77:30 12:30-13:30 (B)13:30-15:00 (B+)
Group C(5 Min Run-1 Min Walk) 26:30-31:00 56:00-65:00 11:00-12:30
Group D(10 Min Run-1 Min Walk) 22:00-26:30 46:30-56:00 9:30-11:00
Group E(No Intervals) <22 minutes <46:30 minutes <9:30 min/mile