Training Guides

Training Guides are an exceptional tool for the first-timer to the experienced athlete. Knowing when to run and 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.

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 (you) to get across the finish line on race day.

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

MercyOne 5-Mile Run Training Guide. Click here.

5K Road Race

Developing a 5K Plan. Click here.

5K Training Guide. Click here.

Runner’s World

Downloadable training plans for every distance and type of runner (fees apply). Click here.