Brooks and Fleet Feet Sports to hold half marathon training program; info meeting is at 7:15 pm today

Fleet Feet Sports in Mount Pleasant is kicking off a half marathon training program for the the Charleston Half Marathon, starting tonight with an informational meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the store (located in the same shopping center as Whole Foods Market in Mount Pleasant.)

The half marathon will be January 18, 2014.

Tyler Cross, a top local runner and veteran coach for the Cooper River Bridge Run, will be leading the program, which is sponsored by Brooks Running.

 The program is geared for everyone, from beginners to seasoned runners. Participants will be divided into groups based on goals and background.

“It’s difficult to summarize all the great benefits of joining a clinic like this. A support group for runners is more appropriate. With our program sponsorship and amazing coaches/mentors Fleet Feet offers an all inclusive package for half marathon trainees,” says Cross.

“We have designed the program around a beginner to Intermediate runner but considering our coaching staff experience could accommodate for a more advanced runner looking for that PR. Product discounts, professional guidance, and free access to in-store fitness classes are truly just a few highlights to our training program.”

Speed workouts during the marathon program are an opportunity to work with your pace group to push yourself and to train at your target race pace. These workouts are combined with core and upper body strengthening to ensure a complete fitness experience.

Starting this Saturday (Oct 29), workouts will be held 8 a.m. Saturdays and  6 p.m. Tuesdays. Training locations will be TBA.

Fleet Feet describes the workouts as follows:

Tuesday nights you will be challenged with a combination of hill work, form drills and speed workouts. Designed to help you run faster and more efficiently, you will be amazed with your improved overall fitness from these challenging and fun sessions.

Saturday mornings we will go the distance. Saturday runs will be done at a slower pace to increase the amount of time on your spent on your feet and to encourage a quick recovery. Long runs will be combined by the marathoners and will be done with targeted pace groups. Saturday long runs will be crucial to your success in the marathon as they help you to build up cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal strength for the endurance to finish the entire event.

The cost is $75, but does not include race fee.

Registration: CLICK HERE

Attending the informational meeting tonight is not mandatory. Just come to the first workout and we can get you up to speed then or mail the Cross at


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