Training

We are more than a running store! We are a starting place for the beginner who wants to be empowered by an active lifestyle or a veteran fine tuning fitness goals and challenges.  Fleet Feet Montclair offers training programs for walkers, runners, marathoners and overall fitness.  Discover community, empowerment, knowledge and fun in each of our training programs. 


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No Boundaries 5K Training - "NoBo D'oh" More Info »

Program Start: Kick-off Informational Meeting - Wednesday, September 27, 8:00pm at Fleet Feet \ First Training Class, Saturday, September 30th, 8:00am at Anderson Park
Program Schedule: Regular training: Saturdays, 8:00am at Anderson Park (south side of Park near Brookside Street)
Goal Race: Montclair Bread Company Doughnut Run 5K
Program Fee: $99 excluding race fee - however, participants have GUARANTEED ENTRY and will receive a promo code mid-way through training program.
Description: Join this 10-week safe, fun, unintimidating training program designed for beginners who would like to run or walk a 5K race.
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No Boundaries 8K 2nd Step Training More Info »

Program Start: Info Meeting & Kick Off Workout - Saturday, September 30th, 8:00am at Fleet Feet Sports
Program Schedule: Class meets twice weekly: Saturdays, 8:00am at Fleet Feet; Tuesdays, 6:30pm at Verona Park (meet near boat house)
Goal Race: Ashenfelter 8K Classic on Thanksgiving morning
Program Fee: $120 excluding race fee
Description: This 8-week program is designed for someone new to the 8k (4.97 miles) distance and/or looking for a little more intensity. Training will start at 2 miles and build up to the 5 mile distance.
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Fall Half Marathon Training Program More Info »

Program Start: August 29, 2017
Program Schedule: Tuesdays, Short Interval Training Sessions @ 6:30pm from Fleet Feet; Saturday Long Run Training Sessions @ 7:30am from Fleet Feet
Goal Race: Delaware Canal Half Marathon
Program Fee: $210 Includes training, transportation to & from race and post-race picnic -Does not include race day registration
Description: The Half Marathon Training Program is a 10-week program specifically designed to prepare runners for their first endurance event and/or help seasoned runners meet a new performance goal.
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Beyond Boundaries 10K Training More Info »

Program Start: TBA February, 2018
Program Schedule: FEBRUARY APRIL 2018 Saturdays: 8:30 am @ Fleet Feet Sports; Wednesdays: 6:30pm @ Verona Park
Goal Race: Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom 10K in April, 2018
Program Fee: $135 excluding race fee
Description: Take your training to the next level! This 8-week program is geared towards runners and walkers who are comfortable with 3 miles, but are looking to take it up a notch. We'll progress gradually, preparing you to complete the 10k distance. Our goal race is the Cherry Blossom 10k in April, 2018 in Branch Brook Park.

Baker's Dozen 1/2 Marathon Training Program More Info »

Program Start: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Program Schedule: Saturday and Tuesday Workouts
Goal Race: Baker's Dozen 13.1
Program Fee: $175
Description: 10-week half marathon training program with twice weekly workouts
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Introduction to Chi Running More Info »

Program Start: ex: Sunday, January 18th, 6:00pm
Program Fee: $75 includes individual video analysis
Description: This 4-week introductory Chi Running program includes running drills and exercises to learn technique and form. We will explore posture, alignment, arm position, cadence and the use of core muscles to take pressure off the legs and allow the body to run with ease and efficiency. We'll learn to run with less impact, which reduces injury and increases confidence. Join us in learning a gentle approach for powerful results. Our Chi-Running program includes individual video analysis.

Second Step Trail Running More Info »

Program Start: Thursdays, July 27 - August 17, 2017
Program Schedule: Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Program Fee: $50
Description: This 4-week intermediate program (July 27 - August 17) takes participants a little further into the woods and works on more technical aspects of trail running including blaze reading, and adjusting to uneven terrain. It's perfect for someone who wants to mix up their weekly running routine.
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Introduction to Trail Running More Info »

Program Start: ex: Sunday, January 18th, 6:00pm
Program Fee: ex: $100 excluding race fee
Description: Sponsored by Saucony, this 6-week introductory program (June 8 thru July 13) acquaints participants with the twists and turns, ups and downs of trail running and encourages runner to become more comfortable with off-road terrain. Group sessions will include methods to help avoid injuries, tips on how to stretch and recover from sore muscles, hydration, trail safety and runs from 2 – 4 miles on local trails.

Core Strength for Runners More Info »

Program Start: TBA
Program Schedule: TBA
Program Fee: $60
Description: This 4-week class is a great way to tune-up your core strengthening moves for the summer. We'll concentrate on strengthening your lower back, hips, glutes and all the essential muscles of your core. A strong core encourages more efficient running form and fluid movement. The class offers brief descriptions of muscle groups, how they benefit from each movement, followed by a complete core workout. 45-minute class; exercise mat is required. Class size is limited to 18 participants.

Go the Distance - 15K Training Program More Info »

Program Start: TBA
Program Schedule: Workout Times & Locations: Saturdays, 8:00 am group long runs - meet at Fleet Feet; Tuesdays, 6:30 pm sessions at Brookdale Park - include tempo runs, hill and speed work
Goal Race: Clinton Township Country 15K
Program Fee: $135 (does not include race entry registration fee)
Description: Train for a 15K whether it is your first or if you want to increase your speed at the 15K distance!

No Boundaries 5K More Info »

Program Start: Currently Underway
Program Schedule: Kick-off Meeting: Wednesday, April 12 @ Main Branch Montclair Public Library; regular training Wednesday April 19 - June 21, at 6:30 PM, @Edgemont Park
Goal Race: Fitzgerald's Lager Run 5K
Program Fee: $99 excluding race fee
Description: A 10-week safe, fun, unintimidating training program designed for beginners who would like to run or walk a 5K race

XC Summer Running Clinic More Info »

Program Start: 2018, 4 weeks of July
Program Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Program Fee: FREE
Description: Sponsored by New Balance, this FREE program is perfect for high school cross country athletes gearing up for the fall season. It's a great opportunity to build a base and become familiar with the Essex County XC course. Join us for this non-competitive, relaxed program offering runners the chance to perfect skills, meet other local runners and learn about running related topics (i.e. nutrition, hydration, form, etc.). Lots of fun, lots of swag, lots of quality information and lots of good running!

Speed Training More Info »

Program Start: April, 2018 TBA
Program Schedule: Tuesdays, April - June, 2018 TBA 7:00 - 8:00 pm @ Foley Field, Bloomfield
Program Fee: $80.00
Description: 8-week speed clinic program to help improve your level of fitness - Sessions will challenge runners with an intermediate level workout, including warm up, dynamic stretching and cool down.

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