Half & Full Marathon Training

Half & Full Marathon Training

A Training Program For Everyone

AvMedJoin the premier half and full marathon training program in South Florida!  Our training programs target the everyday person who wants to complete a half or full marathon or improve over a previous performance. With TeamFootWorks, you CAN DO IT!!

The Magical 1-Minute Walk Break

The secret ingredient is intervals. With interval training, the miles are divided into short manageable segments where you’ll run for just 2 to 5 minutes. After each segment, a 1 minute walk break awaits! This break allows you to recover, catch your breath, hydrate, and regroup while you prepare for the next segment. With interval training, you’re not running 13.1 miles but rather for just the next segment.

Train Just 3 Days

marathon2Our programs consist of 3 training days and one optional day. The Saturday long run or walk is the key to your success. Pace groups are led by 2-3 veteran runners. You will be amazed how quickly the time and miles melt away running or walking with your training team. The energy is contagious and the friendships you develop will be well worth the early wake up calls!!

Choose Your Pace, You Can Walk Too

Each of our training programs start with a brief orientation and a 30 minute run/walk. We offer several different pace groups for people of every ability and speed. Our Half Programs even include a group for WALKERS! We aim to finish our Saturday long runs/walks by 8:00am giving you the rest of the day to relish in your accomplishment with your family.

marathon1The Long Run

Long runs are essential in any endurance training program. The long runs or walks will be done on Saturdays with your training team. You will be amazed how quickly the time and miles melt away running or walking with your training team. The energy is contagious and the friendships you develop will be well worth the early wake up calls!!

Most of the long runs will start from the FootWorks Running store in South Miami, 5724 Sunset Dr.

  • Free curbside parking until 9am.
  • Indoor bathrooms
  • Stockroom to keep your belongings

Weekly Runs

While the long runs and walks develop your ability to go the distance, it is the weekly running and cross-training that will take you to another level of health and fitness. During the week you are responsible for two short runs or walks of no more than 60 minutes. FootWorks South Miami hosts our weekly fun runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm to keep your training on schedule.

Target Races

The Spring Half Marathon training program prepares participants for a destination race. This year, we will travel in June to the Cincinnati Spring Half-Marathon. The race will once again start and finish on the beautiful Miami Whitewater Lake. This flat course will follow picturesque and paved greenway trails throughout the Miami Whitewater Forest Park, which features beautiful, changing scenery along the route. The Spring Program begins in February. Travel expenses and planning are the responsibility of the participant.


_dsc0576 (Large)The Summer Half Training Program trains participants for the October Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon. This event marries Halloween, costume themes, and a running event! Each year features a different traditional Halloween character and unique finisher medal. Participants can run in costume and compete in the several categories like fastest superhero, fastest monster, et al. The Summer Program begins in July.
Our Fall Training program is our largest with over 6oo participants aiming to complete the January Miami Half or Full Marathon. Run your hometown and get a unique Spinning Palm Medal when you cross the finish line. Then come to the TeamFootWorks Hospitality Village at Bayfront Park to enjoy massages, mimosas, omelettes, and more! Participants training for the Miami Full Marathon will start in August while those training for the Miami Half Marathon starts in October.

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Program Highlights

  • 17-Weeks of training for Half Programs / 25 for the Full
  • Leadership by 100-time marathoner Josh Liebman
  • Technical running shirt and official training program
  • 15% discount at FootWorks (discount starts when you register and ends at completion of the program)
  • Training with a pace group that is right for your needs!
  • Measured & marked running courses with water and Vitalyte Sports Drink stations every 2-3 miles
  • TeamFootWorks Fitness News Emails
  • Clinics on proper shoes, apparel, strength training, stretching, nutrition, and more
  • Entry to the TeamFootWorks VIP Hospitality Village at the Miami Marathon
  • Does NOT include or guarantee entry into the target race

Select Program Below to view Registration details:

2017 Spring Half Marathon, Starts Feb 18

Dates: Feb 18 to June 3
Target Event: Raleigh Spring Half Marathon
Fee: $99
REGISTER

2017 Halloween Half, Starts July 8

Dates: July 8 to Oct 21
Target Event: Halloween Half Marathon
Fee: $99

REGISTER

2017/18 Fall Full Marathon, Starts Aug 12

Dates: Aug 12 to Jan 28
Target Event: Miami Full Marathon
Fee: $149

REGISTER

2017/18 Fall Half Marathon, Starts Oct 7

Dates: Oct 7 to Jan 28
Target Event: Miami Half Marathon
Fee: $149
REGISTER


2017 Spring Full Marathon Bundle

Dates: Three Consecutive Programs
Events: Spring Half, Halloween Half, Miami Full
Fee: $199
REGISTER

2017 Spring Half Marathon Bundle

Dates: Three Consective Programs
Events: Spring Half, Halloween Half, Miami Half
Fee: $199
REGISTER

 

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About Author

Eddie Suarez

Eddie first joined TeamFootWorks as a Fitness 101 participant in February of 2004. He ran his first marathon in 2005 after completing the TeamFootWorks Full Marathon Training Program. He continued training for more races and went on to compete in Ironman Coeur D'Alene on June 22, 2008. In the meantime, he came on board as an employee in December of 2007. He still continues to mostly run and bike with an occasional swim mixed in.

Comments

  1. Lloyd
    Lloyd 14 July, 2015, 03:30

    How do I get started with your group? I have run in two marathons, two half marathons and two triathlons but all were back in the 80s and early 90s when I was a paratrooper for the Army.

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 14 July, 2015, 20:48

      Hello Lloyd,
      Just register for the desired training program (or the bundle for year round training). You’ll receive an email from the director as the start of the program approaches with the information for Day 1.

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  2. Pacman
    Pacman 4 August, 2015, 13:49

    What are the pace groups for the marathon training?

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  3. LL
    LL 20 September, 2015, 01:15

    The text indicates that the fall half marathon training group begins Oct. 10, but the link says Oct. 3. Which date is correct?

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    • Jonathan Malone
      Jonathan Malone 21 September, 2015, 12:58

      Thanks for catching this error on our webpage. It has been changed to the correct Oct. 3 start date of the Fall Half Marathon Training Group.

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  4. Lexa
    Lexa 15 February, 2016, 02:06

    Hi
    I registered for the full marathon training bundle thinking the start date for training is February 20th. I received an emails stating it is July 9th?

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 15 February, 2016, 21:07

      Hello Lexa
      The Spring program starts Feb 20. The Summer or Halloween program starts July 9th.

      Eddie

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  5. Kara
    Kara 16 February, 2016, 15:26

    Hi, I just registered for the spring marathon training program… Is the first meeting this Saturday @ 7? Will there be a bit of an information session at the beginning or will we just start running?

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 16 February, 2016, 20:12

      We will meet at FootWorks, 5724 Sunset Drive, on Saturday, February 20th at 7:00am for a quick orientation followed by a 30 minute run/walk.
      Try to arrive early to find parking, use the restroom, and get situated for the run/walk.

      There is usually plenty of curbside parking however the South Miami Arts/Crafts Festival is that weekend. Sunset Drive will be closed to vehicles.

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  6. Ray
    Ray 28 March, 2016, 20:01

    Are there any Footwork runners training for NYC Marathon that are interested in getting a training group together?

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  7. ivan
    ivan 4 April, 2016, 01:34

    Hi . I am trying to register for the full marathon bundle . The web page says that registration is closed .Is there another way to join you . Thank you

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  8. carlos
    carlos 10 April, 2016, 13:54

    Hi Eddie, would i be able to join an existing training program or should i wait until the next one starts? I’ve run regularly, but seemed to have plateaued.

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 12 April, 2016, 20:03

      Hello Carlos,
      I’d join the Halloween program to get ready for the Halloween Half. It starts in July. In the meantime, join us at our free fun runs on Tues and Thurs at 6:30pm from the FootWorks Store in South Miami.

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  9. Naty
    Naty 2 June, 2016, 17:23

    Hi,
    I will like to run a half marathon but haven’t run in years…is this training for newbies or you should have a base pace to get in? I just wonder if 17 weeks is enough to train for a half marathon if you start from zero….

    Reply this comment
    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 6 June, 2016, 13:37

      Hello Naty! Our program begins with a 30 minute run/walk. If you’re ok with that, then you’re ok with Day 1. If you need some prep work before hand, then you can join the Sept 12 Fitness 101 which prepares you to complete a 5K. This class begins with about a 10 minute run/walk. We can pro-rate your registrations fees.

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      • Maribel
        Maribel 13 August, 2016, 02:47

        Hi Eddie, I think this would be a good choice for me. althought I’m active but the last half I did was in 2010. I’m up to 4 mile in a like a 1:14 – 1:22 . I know I need the help. what would be the prorated cost. you can email it to me if you want. thanks

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  10. Laurent
    Laurent 5 July, 2016, 23:30

    Do you have the same session in Broward?

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  11. Laurent
    Laurent 9 July, 2016, 01:28

    Do you have similar session in Broward?

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  12. Sara
    Sara 30 September, 2016, 15:15

    At what time is the training on Saturdays for the 2016 Half Marathon?

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 30 September, 2016, 20:03

      Hello Sara! The start time depends on that week’s distance. The longer the run, the earlier the start time. We aim to finish by 8am.

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  13. JC
    JC 30 September, 2016, 23:46

    Is it possible to still enroll in the marathon program? If so, for how much?

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 3 October, 2016, 18:40

      Hello JC, it’s too late to join the full marathon program but not too late to join the half marathon program.

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  14. Ana
    Ana 12 October, 2016, 15:32

    If i want to start running which program should I pick?

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    • Eddie Suarez
      Eddie Suarez Author 18 October, 2016, 20:35

      HI Ana, if you haven’t run before then I’d suggest Fitness 101. It’s our beginner program that gets you off the couch and ready to finish a 5K.

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