Training Guides

Training Guides are an exceptional tool for the first-timer, to the experienced athlete. Knowing when to run, and to how much to run, can help to keep your training on course.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon realizes that athletes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Rather than offer a standard training plan, we encourage you to consult resources designed to get you to the start line on race day. Whether it be support from your local run club or a training plan that you download from the internet (use caution).

As a result, we have partnered with Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian and America’s Running Coach, to provide you with the following Run-Walk-Run® method designed specifically by Jeff for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes … to get you to the finish line on race day.

It’s Taper Time. The final 3 weeks are the most important in any marathon training program. Here’s everything you need to know and do leading up to race day. Click here.

Marathon

Jeff Galloway – IMT Des Moines Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

Half Marathon

Jeff Galloway – IMT Des Moines Half Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon Training Guide. Click here.

I-35 Challenge

Jeff Galloway – I-35 Challenge Training Guide. Click here.

5-Mile Run

IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Training Guide. Click here.

5K Virtual Race

Developing a 5K Plan. Click here.

Principal 5K Virtual Race Training Guide. Click here.