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training guides

TRAINING GUIDES ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL TOOL FOR THE FIRST-TIMER TO THE EXPERIENCED ATHLETE. KNOWING WHEN AND HOW MUCH TO RUN CAN HELP KEEP YOUR TRAINING PLANS ON COURSE.

marathon

INTERMEDIATE MARATHON TRAINING GUIDE. CLICK HERE.

BEGINEER MARTHAON GUIDE CLICK HERE.

HALF MARATHON

INTERMEDIATE MARATHON TRAINING GUIDE. CLICK HERE.

BEGINEER MARTHAON GUIDE CLICK HERE

I-35

BANKERS TRUST MARATHON TRAINING GUIDE. CLICK HERE.

5K ROAD RACE

DEVELOPING A 5K PLAN. CLICK HERE.

PRINCIPAL 5K ROAD RACE TRAINING GUIDE. CLICK HERE.

NEW! RUN WITH TAYLOR J, FROM 107.5 KISS FM, AND RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CANCER CONNECTION. LEARN MORE.

ALS BENEFITS OF WALKING CLICK HERE.

CAPITAL STRIDERS

THE IMT DES MOINES MARATHON ENCOURAGES YOU TO CONSULT A PHYSICIAN, PHYSICAL THERAPIST, OR PERSONAL TRAINER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNING OR INTERMEDIATE RUNNER/WALKER ASPIRING TO COMPLETE THE IMT DES MOINES MARATHON FOR THE FIRST TIME. FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, VISIT THE CAPITAL STRIDERS, THE OFFICIAL RUN CLUB AND TRAINING PARTNER OF THE IMT DES MOINES MARATHON. CLICK HERE.

FITNESS SPORTS

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PERSONALIZED COACHING TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR RUNNING GOALS? FITNESS SPORTS WILL HELP YOU SET GOALS, WEEKLY CHECK-INS, AND CUSTOMIZED PLANS. YOU CAN PARTNER WITH LINDSEY AT FITNESS SPORTS FOR ALL YOUR OFFICIAL PERSONAL TRAINING NEEDS—EMAIL LINDSEY@FITNESSSPORTS.COM.

LINDSEY’S TOP TRAINING TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRAINING

  1. YOUR LONGEST LONG RUN SHOULD OCCUR 3-4 WEEKS BEFORE THE RACE AND SHOULD BE AT LEAST 90% OF THE RACE DISTANCE! THE LONGER, THE BETTER SO THAT YOUR MIND AND BODY ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR THE RACE DISTANCE.
  2. EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR GEAR AND NUTRITION BEFORE THE RACE! TEST VARIOUS RACE DAY CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES OPTIONS TO ENSURE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE, FUNCTION WELL, AND HELP YOU FEEL CONFIDENT! ADDITIONALLY, TEST OUT DIFFERENT NUTRITION AND HYDRATION OPTIONS THROUGHOUT YOUR TRAINING TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT SITS BEST ON YOUR STOMACH, FUELS YOU WELL, AND THAT YOU LIKE THE BEST!
  3. FOLLOW A PLAN! WHETHER YOU ARE A SEASONED RACER OR THIS IS YOUR FIRST RACE, YOU MUST FOLLOW A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM THAT SPANS THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE: 5K- 8-10 WEEKS; HALF MARATHON- 12-16 WEEKS; MARATHON- 16-24 WEEKS. IF YOU DON’T, YOU’LL LIKELY RUN INTO INJURIES OR FALTER ON RACE DAY. THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND EXPERTISE WILL HELP YOU BE MORE CONFIDENT AND READY FOR THE RACE! CHECK OUT OUR PRINTABLE TRAINING PLANS – COMING SOON! OR IF YOU WANT A CUSTOM TRAINING PLAN MADE WEEKLY JUST FOR YOU, FOCUSED ON YOUR ABILITIES AND GOALS, AND ADDED EXTRA ACCOUNTABILITY, CLICK HERE.