Indy Runners & Walkers Spring Half Marathon Training 2020

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Why Choose the Indy Runners and Walkers Spring Training Program?

Some program changes took place in 2019 and will be continuing in 2020. Check out the following changes!

The STP is now included for all Indy Runners club members! That's right. Your 12 month Indy Runners membership fee now includes the STP!Additional training runs/walks! The Spring Training Program will take place on Tuesdays from January through the Mini Marathon and Saturdays from March 7, 2020 through the Mini Marathon. In January and February, the week's longer runs will be done on Tuesdays from Hinkle Fieldhouse. As mileage increases, long runs will shift to Saturday mornings by the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. Tuesday runs will continue and will be complemented with clinics and workshops. Tuesday workouts will be shorter, but high-quality workouts with optional speed training, helping to build speed and efficiency.The Tuesday training runs/walks will continue to be led by experienced pacers. The Saturday runs/walks will take advantage of a larger, diverse group of runners and walkers. Participants are encouraged to team up with those like paces for the Saturday long runs. For the first time, we will be recruiting Pace Group Leaders for Saturday runs, as well.  

What Hasn't Changed?

Our long history of supporting runners and walkers of all levels, dating back to 1986Largest training program in central Indiana (300+ participants per year!)Only training program providing a full array of running and walking pacersTuesday runs primarily held along the Central Canal Towpath, a "softer" crushed limestone pathMulti-level training schedule which allows you to train with others at your own paceRecovery snacks after runs/walksKnowledgeable guest speakers delivering informative seminarsOpportunity for consultation with sports medicine professionals and experienced runnersIndy Runners is the most comprehensive and largest running club in central IndianaSocial eventsA printable training schedule to follow!

Indy Runners memberships are good for 12 months. We use RunSignup.com for membership and Spring Training Program registrations. If you have a RunSignup account, please log-in, then complete the membership registration. If you don't have an account, one will be created as part of your registration process.

Even if you are a member of Indy Runners, you must still register for our Spring Half Marathon Training Program to take part in this program. This is important and helps us with planning.

General Information
For beginning runners and walkers through the fastest competitors, the 35th Annual Indy Runners and Walkers Spring Half Marathon Training Program (STP) has a training pace to help you achieve your goal for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, Sam Costa Half Marathon, the Geist Half Marathon, or any other spring half marathon around that time. While our training program schedule will be geared toward the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, alternate suggested distances can be made available for the last few weeks leading up to other half marathons.

Our training program groups runners and walkers of similar paces for weekly group runs and walks leading up to the race. Every Tuesday evening, participants will meet at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Runners and walkers will be lead by experienced pacers along the scenic canal towpath bordering the White River or through campus paths.

Starting the week of March 7, 2020, the weekly long run/walk will move to Saturdays in Broad Ripple, but shorter (still important) training runs/walks will still be held on Tuesdays!

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Short review

Why Choose the Indy Runners and Walkers Spring Training Program?

Some program changes took place in 2019 and will be continuing in 2020. Check out the following changes!

The STP is now included for all Indy Runners club members! That's right. Your 12 month Indy Runners membership fee now includes the STP!Additional training runs/walks! The Spring Training Program will take place on Tuesdays from January through the Mini Marathon and Saturdays from March 7, 2020 through the Mini Marathon. In January and February, the week's longer runs will be done on Tuesdays from Hinkle Fieldhouse. As mileage increases, long runs will shift to Saturday mornings by the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. Tuesday runs will continue and will be complemented with clinics and workshops. Tuesday workouts will be shorter, but high-quality workouts with optional speed training, helping to build speed and efficiency.The Tuesday training runs/walks will continue to be led by experienced pacers. The Saturday runs/walks will take advantage of a larger, diverse group of runners and walkers. Participants are encouraged to team up with those like paces for the Saturday long runs. For the first time, we will be recruiting Pace Group Leaders for Saturday runs, as well.  

What Hasn't Changed?

Our long history of supporting runners and walkers of all levels, dating back to 1986Largest training program in central Indiana (300+ participants per year!)Only training program providing a full array of running and walking pacersTuesday runs primarily held along the Central Canal Towpath, a "softer" crushed limestone pathMulti-level training schedule which allows you to train with others at your own paceRecovery snacks after runs/walksKnowledgeable guest speakers delivering informative seminarsOpportunity for consultation with sports medicine professionals and experienced runnersIndy Runners is the most comprehensive and largest running club in central IndianaSocial eventsA printable training schedule to follow!

Indy Runners memberships are good for 12 months. We use RunSignup.com for membership and Spring Training Program registrations. If you have a RunSignup account, please log-in, then complete the membership registration. If you don't have an account, one will be created as part of your registration process.

Even if you are a member of Indy Runners, you must still register for our Spring Half Marathon Training Program to take part in this program. This is important and helps us with planning.

General Information
For beginning runners and walkers through the fastest competitors, the 35th Annual Indy Runners and Walkers Spring Half Marathon Training Program (STP) has a training pace to help you achieve your goal for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, Sam Costa Half Marathon, the Geist Half Marathon, or any other spring half marathon around that time. While our training program schedule will be geared toward the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, alternate suggested distances can be made available for the last few weeks leading up to other half marathons.

Our training program groups runners and walkers of similar paces for weekly group runs and walks leading up to the race. Every Tuesday evening, participants will meet at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Runners and walkers will be lead by experienced pacers along the scenic canal towpath bordering the White River or through campus paths.

Starting the week of March 7, 2020, the weekly long run/walk will move to Saturdays in Broad Ripple, but shorter (still important) training runs/walks will still be held on Tuesdays!


2 Road Running races on 14 — 28 April 2020 in Indianapolis

Individual Training Program - Runner/Walker

January 23, 2019

The race starts at 18:00

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Individual Training Program - Runner/Walker

January 14, 2020

The race starts at 18:00

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Weather for Jan 14, 2020

35.25 °F

Wind: 9.12 m/s.

Mostly cloudy throughout the day..

Very Good for running

Past weather

Jan 23, 2018

53.54 °F, wind 5.31m/s

Rain until afternoon..

Jan 23, 2019

41.71 °F, wind 11.8m/s

Light rain overnight..

Aug 06, 2020

75.84 °F, wind 3.4m/s

Clear throughout the day..

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