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TRAINING

We are excited that you're planning to run the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon. There are a number of great training programs that will get you ready to run at your desired pace to cross the finish line. These include several wonderful national charity programs, online training programs and regional training programs.


SPORTS MEDICINE TIPS

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Franciscan St Francis Sports Medicine Team

Franciscan St. Francis experts are here to help from the start of your training and will be waiting to welcome you at the finish line.

TIPS: HEAT HYDRATION PRE-HYDRATION RE-HYDRATION SALT

*** WATCH THE INJURY PREVENTION VIDEO ON RTV6

*** EXPERT RACE DAY TIPS

Consult a physician before beginning any exercise regimen. To schedule an appointment, please visit the St. Francis Sports Medicine website, or call (317) 781-1133.

TRAINING SPOTLIGHT

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Since founding Personal Best Training in 1991, Coach Matt Ebersole has worked with over 7,000 runners of all abilities and aspirations. He has helped thousands run their first half and full marathons, hundreds qualify for the Boston Marathon, and 7 qualify for the Olympic Trials. Matt offers group training programs and highly individualized private coaching to help runners get faster, pursue new challenges, or simply have more fun running. Among his many coaching accolades Matt has coached two past champions and a runner-up of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.

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FREE HALF-MARATHON TRAINING PLANS

In partnership with the IMM, Matt has provided these FREE HALF-MARATHON TRAINING PLANS to help you prepare for your race.

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The "Finisher" plan is designed for a runner currently comfortable with 3-5 miles and 3-4 days of running a week. The primary goal is to finish a half marathon happily and healthfully. This plan averages 21 miles a week and builds up to a peak of 28.

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"Pacer(s)" should be comfortable with 5-8 miles and 4-5 days of running a week. The primary concern is to achieve a goal time. This plan averages 29-32 miles a week and tops out at 38-42 depending on choosing the 4 or 5 training day option.

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"Racer(s)" are concerned with time and place and are looking to be challenged. They should already be comfortable with 6-10 miles and 5-6 days per week. This plan has a 5 or 6 day per week option and averages 37-41 weekly miles and builds up to 47-52 miles.


FREE MARATHON TRAINING PLANS

Matt is also providing these FREE MARATHON TRAINING PLANS to help you prepare for your race.

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The "Finisher" plan is designed for a runner currently comfortable with 3-6 miles and 3-4 days of running a week. The primary goal is to finish a half marathon happily and healthfully. This plan averages 25 miles a week and builds up to a peak of 38.

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"Pacer(s)" should be comfortable with 5-8 miles and 4-5 days of running a week. The primary concern is to achieve a goal time. This plan averages 36-40 miles a week and tops out at 49-54 depending on choosing the 4 or 5 training day option.

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"Racer(s)" are concerned with time and place and are looking to be challenged. They should already be comfortable with 6-10 miles and 5-6 days per week. This plan has a 5 or 6 day per week option and averages 42-46 weekly miles and builds up to 54-59 miles.

INDIANAPOLIS:

Team In Training - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training is a group of athletes coming together to fundraise and train for a common mission - to cure blood cancers. All Team in Training athletes have the opportunity to train with the team and will have access to coaches every step of the way!

Find our how you can make your Monumental miles more meaningful this fall!

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PRESENTING SPONSORS

Monumental Marathon & Half Marathon

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