2014 Indy Runners Fall Race Training Program

Fall Race Training Program Participants

Main Details

For the 9th year, Indy Runners is hosting an informal Summer Training Program for Fall Marathons and Half Marathons. The training runs will meet on Saturdays starting July 12, 2014.

Where: We gather at the wooden deck on the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple at the corner of E. Westfield Blvd. and Winthrop Ave., by the Brugge Brasserie. (Please do not park in the nearby McDonald’s parking lot.)

When: 7:30am Please arrive a little early for announcements about the routes, etc., and to find others your pace.

Routes: We had a lot of fun last year exploring both the Monon Trail and the Central Canal Towpath, then also venturing off into Williams Creek, Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington and through the Butler campus for a nice variety of loops which included some hills. (We’ll send links to maps for each run in our weekly emails.)

Races: Our “suggested distances” for each week will target beginner runners preparing for either of our bigger local races – the Indianapolis Marathon ("Fort Ben") on October 18, 2014 and the Monumental Marathon on November 1, 2014. There will also be plenty of folks training beyond these suggested distances for earlier races (Chicago, Air Force, Columbus, etc.). 


This training program is FREE to paid club members. Non-members who are interested are invited to join the club. Individual dues covering the rest of 2014 are only $25 $20. (special discount!) Check out our membership page for details including the membership application form.

More Details

We averaged about 70-100 folks last year. This program is fairly informal (no pace groups as in the Spring) allowing runners and walkers to meet others with the same goal and provide support through your longer mileage days. Water and sports drink will be stationed along the route for all but the shortest runs. In addition, we provide water, sports drinks and snacks at the end of each run.

These weekly Saturday runs will be mileage based – see the schedule below. We have participants with a variety of paces and experience levels. We are also happy to provide advice to help you meet your goal! You are also invited to join in our other group runs (and walks) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.

"Run the Monon"

This very enjoyable event continues to grow in size and in fun, now in its 5th year. We meet in downtown Indianapolis, take buses to the start in Carmel or Westfield depending on the exact route, and run all the way back downtown – with lunch and socializing after a great effort. A 20 mile route is available for Marathoners and an 11 mile route is available for Half-Marathoners.

The date for this year is Saturday, October 11, 2014Get the details...

Tentative Saturday Morning Schedule

The tentative Saturday morning mileage schedule is listed below. There will be no official training run on Saturday, October 18, 2014 as the Indianapolis Marathon is that morning, and we provide volunteers for the finish line area. (Watch the website for upcoming volunteer information.) Instead, we encourage those of you doing a later race to use the Indianapolis Marathon as a training run or come out for an alternate training program run on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:00am from the deck in Broad Ripple.

For more details please write to Brian Schuetter at marathontraining@indyrunners.org.

Week: Date Full Marathon Mileage Half Marathon Mileage
1 July 12, 2014 8 4
2 July 19, 2014 10 5
3 July 26, 2014 12 6
4 August 2, 2014 10 4
5 August 9, 2014 12 7
6 August 16, 2014 14 8
7 August 23, 2014 15 9
8 August 30, 2014 12 6
9 September 6, 2014 16 9
10 September 13, 2014 18 10
11 September 20, 2014 16 7
12 September 27, 2014 20 11
13 October 4, 2014 (8:00am start!) 16 8
14 October 11, 2014 ("Run the Monon")

12 (Indianapolis)
20 (Monumental)

6 (Indianapolis)
11 (Monumental)
15 October 18, 2014 (No training program run - see tomorrow's special run!) Indianapolis Marathon!  Indianapolis Half Marathon!  
15a October 19, 2014 ("Make-up run" for October 18, 2014) 
 (8:00am start!)
16 (Monumental) 10 (Monumental)
16 October 25, 2014 (8:00am start!) 12 (Monumental) 6 (Monumental)
17 November 1, 2014 (No training program run) Monumental Marathon! Monumental Half Marathon!