Running Program

Full and Half Marathon Training Program

USA FIT Denver’s runners form the backbone of our membership. Runners all receive weekly educational seminars, a schedule specifically designed for their ability level, and more.

At the start of each season, trainees will participate in time trials to determine the placement that best matches their ability. All participants will run two/three miles the first week and will participate in key benchmarks throughout the season to ensure members are on track and prepared for race day. All long runs (and occasional speed work) will be done alongside members, so no one trains alone.

The program’s general format is as follows:

  • Members participate in an organized training run each Saturday morning with runners of similar training paces. Each goal race group is designated by color: Red (marathon) or Purple (half marathon).
  • Weekend runs will be followed by a brief discussion about the day’s workout, instructions for the coming week, and an educational seminar on key training topics designed to prepare runners for the rigors of this endurance sport.
  • Members adhere to a schedule of mid-week training runs. Those runs are built with busy lifestyles in mind, so they keep members moving toward their goals while requiring only a moderate amount of time on the road.
  • Weekly speed training sessions (normally Tuesdays) are available once the group has built a sufficient training base to handle it safely and comfortably.