Local Staff Contacts
Dallas, TX 75251
North Texas Marathon and Half Marathon Run Training Programs
The Team In Training® (TNT) run programs are open to participants with any and all levels of running experience and fitness - from absolute beginners to experienced racers. Within each program participants are divided into groups based on fitness levels and previous running experience.
Run Training Program
TNT run coaches have designed three to five month training programs that prepare participants for the target marathons or half marathons. Participants will train and work directly with the coaches at weekly Saturday trainings. Coaches are also available throughout the week to answer training and fitness-related questions. Additionally, there will be midweek "buddy runs" led by assistant coaches and other volunteers (mentors & captains).
The training program is designed and implemented by professional running coaches. It consists of daily workout schedules, team workouts every Saturday, clinics on nutrition, proper shoe and clothing selection, speed work and injury prevention. The program is designed to take runners from a beginning base of three to four miles and build gradually to 22 miles (for a full marathon) or 14 miles (for a half marathon) over the course of the program, tapering two weeks prior to the event weekend.
Daily workout schedules are provided so participants know how much ground to cover each day. The training program is designed with the busy person in mind. Most weekday workouts are an hour or less, with longer workouts reserved for the weekend. A typical weekly schedule for our run program includes:
- Six days of running an hour to an hour-and-a-half on your own time or with a 'buddy' group (focus is on variable pacing and also includes flexibility exercises and stretching)
- Longer, coached team endurance trainings every weekend
- One day of coaches' workouts, focusing on speed work during the middle six weeks of the program
- One rest day
The TNT run programs offers a qualified and dedicated group of run trainers. Our coaches were selected for their experience, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as their devotion to the cause. All of our coaches have extensive coaching experience and have proven themselves in numerous athletic endeavors.
Mentors and Captains
TNT run team members will be matched in an approximate 8-1 ratio with a mentor. Mentors are past TNT participants who have successfully completed the training and fundraising program. The mentor will serve as a resource and peer advisor, encouraging team members throughout the training and fundraising season.
In addition to the mentors, participants will also receive support from various team captains. These captains will act as spirit leaders, supply support for coached runs and bring the team Honorees closer to the team throughout the season.
TNT members train and raise funds in honor of a local resident who has been affected by a blood-related cancer. Your honoree becomes your inspiration as you work toward goals that will better both of your lives.
Run teams are divided into regional teams throughout the DFW Area.
- Dallas Run team trainings are held at White Rock Lake.
- DFW Metro Run team trainings are held at Lake Grapevine.
- North Cities Run team trainings are held in McKinney.
- Fort Worth Run team trainings are held on the Trinity Trails.
- Abilene Run team trainings are held at Redbud Park.
If you are interested in training with run teams in the DFW area:
- Fill out our online Tell Me More form
- Call (972) 996-5942 or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org