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1/2 & FULL MARATHON TRAINING

Marathoner In Training (MIT)

Looking to train for your first Half Marathon?! Set a PR?! Qualify for Boston?!


Since 2001, Marathoner In Training (MIT) has helped guide over 9,000 runners to their finish line, our 80 coaches have finished over 3,000 half and full marathoners, and we are excited to help you on your way to finishing your first or next half & full marathon!

MIT has a group for everyone! No matter your pace, we'll be with you every step of the way. We have a walking group, run/walk groups from 11:30-14:00 per mile, and run groups from 7:00-13:00 per mile.


MIT's groups are large, fun, and supportive! If you're looking for a smaller group setting, check out Team FrontRunner!

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WHY MIT

“If you’re reading this and wondering if MIT is for you... if you want to run, then ITS FOR YOU! Don’t hesitate! This group has changed my life and helped me accomplish my first marathon and PR my half. Their support and dedication kept me committed to running with them every Saturday, and the advice and stories they share are invaluable.” - Melissa

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THERE'S NO NEED TO TRAIN BY YOURSELF

Our next season of MIT officially begins on Saturday January 4th, but we also have two open-house workouts on Saturday, December 21st & 28th as we get ready for the Cap City Half Marathon, and Glass City Full Marathon!

With FIVE weekly groups runs to choose from we will keep you moving all winter long! Join the largest group of beginning and experienced runners and walkers as we knock out the miles together as we train for fall half and full marathons!

WHEN ARE THE WORKOUTS?!

The long run of the week is held on Saturday mornings at 8:00am. Times may vary depending on the season. You also have the option of dropping in at our Sunday morning workout with Team FrontRunner if you can't make a Saturday workout.

Wednesday Night Speed Workouts every week at 6:30pm. 

We also offer group runs every Monday night at Fleet Feet Polaris at 6:30pm, every Thursday night at FrontRunner Upper Arlington at 6:30pm, and every Friday night at FrontRunner Worthington at 6:30pm!!!

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HOW DO I START

Join us at our info sessions and/or open house workout to learn more about the program!


MIT Info Sessions before the first workout of the New Year!


MIT Open House Workouts

Join us at our next workout to see what it's all about!

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WHAT DO I GET?​

  • Unmatched educational resources in partnership with OhioHealth and Fit For Life Physical Therapy

  • Experienced, professional head coaching. 

  • Two structured weekly workouts, plus three additional group workout options

  • Customized beginner, intermediate, and advanced schedules. 

  • Weekly coaching e-mails 

  • Discounts at Fleet Feet Sports during the training period.

  • Our fully supported training workouts on Saturdays and Wednesdays are complete with water/Gatorade stops along the routes, post-workout recovery food, and our on-site athletic trainer .

  • Race day support and post-party.

  • Race entry is NOT included. You will need to register separately for the race.

 

WHAT ELSE?

WHERE ARE THE WORKOUTS?


MIT's home base(s) are in Worthington, Lewis Center and Clintonville, along with periodic stops in Westerville and close to downtown Columbus.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?!

  • Winter/Spring Season

    • $110 New Member

    • $90 Fleet Feet + FrontRunner Alumni

  • Annual Membership (Winter/Spring & Summer Fall Seasons) Why stop with one race when you can train for a few!? Annual registrations are limited to 500 people. Registration for the 2020. Annual Membership opens in October! Annual Registration includes option for MIT Jacket, and both the winter/spring and summer/fall season of MIT.

    • $225 New Member

    • $175 Fleet Feet + FrontRunner Alumni

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ARE YOU READY FOR TRAINING?

The marathon is a daunting challenge that should not be taken lightly. Like a building that requires a solid foundation to stand, so too does the marathon need a solid base of mileage and fitness before the training program commences to achieve the level of success you desire. It is MIT's goal that you have a successful training program and the best chance at attaining your goals and avoiding injuries.

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