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    2019 Air Force Marathon

    Photo By Senior Airman HOLLY ARDERN | Runners participate in the 2019 Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,...... read more read more

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH, UNITED STATES

    05.03.2022

    Story by Darrius Parker 

    88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Sweat, tears, medals and a feeling of accomplishment is what awaits those who cross the finish line at the 2022 Air Force Marathon. Before that, the body should be trained to perform.

    The Air Force Marathon team provides training programs for the full and half marathon, 10K and 5K distances, with the half and full marathon starting in mid-May and 10K and 5K in July.

    Whether you are a novice or expert, beginner and intermediate training programs are available and combine running, cross-training, long runs, walking, and rest days to help each participant reach their goals.

    “I wanted to create programs for everyone, no matter where you are in your running journey,” Air Force Marathon training coordinator Jasmine Redman said.


    Beginner training program Schedule per week Training progression

    MARATHON •Running 3-4 days •Begins at 17 miles
    (18 Weeks) •Cross-training 1-2 days per week and goes
    •Resting 2 days up to 41 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 16-20 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    HALF-MARATHON •Running 3-4 days •Begins at 11 miles
    (18 Weeks) •Cross-training 1-2 days per week and goes
    •Resting 2 days up to 29 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 10-14 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    10K •Running 3 days •Begins at 7 miles
    (10 Weeks) •Cross-training 2 days per week and goes
    •Resting 2 days up to 15 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 5-6 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    5K •Running 3 days •Begins at 4 miles
    (8 Weeks) •Walking 2 days per week and goes
    •Resting 2 days up to 9 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 2.5-4 miles
    •Time walking
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    Intermediate training program Schedule per week Training progression

    MARATHON •Running 5 days •Begins at 23 miles
    (18 Weeks) •Cross-training 1 day per week and goes
    •Resting 1 days up to 56 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 18-23 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    HALF-MARATHON •Running 5 days •Begins at 18 miles
    (18 Weeks) •Cross-training 1 day per week and goes
    •Resting 1 day up to 43 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 12-14 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 30
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    10K •Running 5 days •Begins at 13 miles
    (10 Weeks) •Cross-training 1 day per week and goes
    •Resting 1 day up to 23 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 7-8 miles
    •Cross-training
    begins at 35
    minutes and goes
    up to an hour per day

    5K •Running 5 days •Begins at 12 miles
    (8 Weeks) •Up to a day of cross-training per week and goes
    •Resting 1-2 days up to 20 miles
    •Long runs range
    from 7-8 miles

    For training tips, such as finding the best shoes, clothing, socks, supplements and nutrition, visit www.usafmarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Training-Tips_AFM_web.pdf.

    “Having a good pair of running shoes is the first step in starting your training regimen,” Redman said. “Your apparel plays an important part of making your training an enjoyable experience.”

    With the Air Force Marathon taking place in early fall, participants should schedule training runs the same time of day to acclimate your body to a similar temperature as race day, officials said. In doing so, this will help plan accordingly for hydration and nutrition needs along the course.

    Officials say wearing warm-weather clothing is ideal for the race, and any clothing shed will be picked up by volunteers to donate to the local USO chapter. The course will have a few hills, so it’s recommended you add those circuits to your training, too.

    More information about the marathon training program can be found at usafmarathon.com/training.

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    Date Taken: 05.03.2022
    Date Posted: 05.10.2022 12:09
    Story ID: 419874
    Location: WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH, US 

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