USA Fit Training Programs

Training Programs

USA FIT offers an array of walking and running programs however, program availability varies at each chapter. Find your chapter and contact us for any specific program offerings or questions!

The 5k & 10k Training Programs:

  • Focused on popular shorter distance races – perfect for beginner walkers and runners to establish a firm base before committing to the half-marathon or full marathon distances
  • Also perfect for experienced athletes returning to running
  • A speed 5K/10K program may be available and is designed for the more advanced runner who wants to improve their speed

The Walk & Walk-to-run Training Programs:

  • Walkers train to complete ALL distances of race lengths (5K, 10K, half marathons and marathons)
  • All levels are welcome to join this lower-intensity training

The 5/1 Training Programs:

  • The run/walk training method takes one-minute walk breaks every five minutes
  • Designed to help muscles stay stronger longer, sustain less damage, and thus achieve quicker recovery and stronger finishes
  • 5/1 method breaks large goals into smaller goals and provides the mental edge many walkers and runners need to help them progress

The Flagship Full & 1/2 Marathon Training Programs:

  • ALL LEVELS of runners, from beginners to experienced marathoners are grouped by “ability” and train together for 26 weeks for marathon distance or 13 weeks for half marathon distance
    • Some chapters may have half marathon programs that are 26 weeks with a slower “ramp up” schedule
  • Includes weekly weekend group run, plus 3-4 shorter runs/week with training culminating at the target marathon
    • Weekday training includes hill work (where available) and speed work
  • All members receive skilled coaching and support, weekly group meetings, and seminars on running-related topics